Christian Bale to Star in a Western Called HOSTILES
Christian Bale is re-teaming with writer and director Scott Cooper for a western called Hostiles. Bale and Cooper previously worked together on the film Out of the Furnace, and Cooper also directed the films Crazy Heart with Jeff Bridges and Black Mass with Johnny Depp.
Hostiles is set in 1892, and it tells the story of a “legendary Army captain, who agrees to escort a dying Cheyenne war chief and his family back to tribal lands. Making the harrowing and perilous journey from an isolated Army outpost in New Mexico to the grasslands of Montana, the former rivals encounter a young widow whose family was murdered on the plains. Together, they must join forces to overcome the punishing landscape and hostile Comanche tribes that they encounter along the way.”
As a fan of westerns and frontier-themed adventures, I’m looking forward to this movie. Bale and Cooper are both talented as hell. L year, audiences enjoyed westerns such as The Hateful Eight and Bone Tomahawk, and I’m confident that we’ll have another great western to enjoy when this movie is released.
Production on the film is set to begin in July. Bale was previously attached to Michael Mann’s biopic Ferrari, which told the life story of automobile honcho Enzo Ferrari. He recently dropped out of the project, though, due to health issues when trying to gain weight for the part. This left his schedule wide open to jump on board Hostiles.