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'Out Of The Furnace' Gets More Awesome, Adds Woody Harrelson To The Cast

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by Kevin Jagernauth
April 9, 2012 9:31 PM
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With the wheels now firmly turning on "Crazy Heart" director Scott Cooper's long awaited next effort, the cast for "Out Of The Furance" -- which was already pretty damn strong -- just added another dose of awesome.

The always reliable and rock solid Woody Harrelson has joined the cast of the gritty film. Penned by Brad Ingelsby, the story follows Russell Baze (Christian Bale) and his younger brother Rodney (Casey Affleck), who live in the economically depressed Rust Belt, and have always dreamed of escaping and finding better lives. But when a cruel twist of fate lands Russell in prison, his brother is lured into one of the most violent and ruthless crime rings in the Northeast -- a mistake that will almost cost him everything. Once released, Russell must choose between his own freedom, or risk it all to seek justice for his brother. Zoe Saldana plays Russell's love interest, with Sam Shepard as his Uncle. And now Harrelson will play Curtis DeGroat, the man who drew Rodney into the crime ring. We're guessing this is the role Billy Bob Thornton was linked to a couple of weeks back, and as far as switch ups go, you can't get better than this.

The movie goes in front of cameras later this month and will be up for international buyers next month at Cannes and you can bet a movie with Bale, Harrelson, Saldana and Affleck will be one attracting plenty of heat. [Variety]

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5 Comments

  • ptm | April 10, 2012 6:08 PMReply

    Playlist, Woody Harrelson , was not good in " Hunger Games. " Boy, that was awful movie.

  • jingmei | April 10, 2012 5:37 AMReply

    "...will be one attracting plenty of heat"-awesome words. 8) plus just watched a quite indie film starred Woody Harrelson in 2007, it's called The Walker, had a strong cast too.

  • Christian | April 10, 2012 5:15 AMReply

    Here is a tip for you Playlist: "Out of the Furnace" is no longer the title of the film - now it's called "Dust to Dust" according to Mosser Casting agency: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000288/board/thread/195851475?d=197293974&p=4#197293974

  • Christian | April 10, 2012 5:10 AMReply

    Great casting! Him and Bale are gonna be amazing as enemies.

  • Tom | April 9, 2012 11:36 PMReply

    I've loved Woody since I was a kid watching him on Cheers. Such a great actor and all around cool guy.

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