Depp and Bale Up for Lead Role in New David O. Russell Film


Silver Linings Playbook director David O. Russell and star Jennifer Lawrence are set to reteam for a new film project called The Ends Of The Earth. The movie is based on a screenplay by Chris Terrio (Argo),  and the story is about an oil billionaire who falls in love with his adopted niece.

The Wrap is now reporting that Johnny Depp, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, and Christian Bale are up for the role of the uncle in the movie. They also say that frequent collaborator Bale is at the top of his list. The site goes on to say,

Russell’s argument, I’m told, is that the ‘uncle’ needs to be played by an actor who can get right under the character’s skin, and Bale would certainly suit the rough and tumble of the Twenties era in which the film is set. 

I think Bale and Lawrence would make a great team together on the big screen! Nothing is set in stone right now, but I'd love to see these two actors working together. Russell is a great great writer and director, and he is able to get the best possible performances out of his actors. Hopefully everything works out!