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‘Out Of The Furnace’ With Christian Bale & Casey Affleck Jumps Into Oscar Season With November 27th Limited Release

  • By Edward Davis
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  • June 18, 2013 8:04 PM
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"It turned out great, it will not disappoint you. Whoo, it's powerful, it's great, It's not a joyful movie, but it's a very intense movie." Ok, so Woody Harrelson has already seen "Out Of The Furnace," and now we're doubly stoked for it. So wait, for those that may not know, what is it exactly? "Out Of The Furnace" is an upcoming American revenge thriller directed by Scott Cooper and it features an awesome cast that includes Christian Bale, Forest Whitaker, Woody Harrelson, Casey Affleck, Zoe Saldana, Sam Shepard and Willem Dafoe. Composer Dickon Hinchliffe ("Winter's Bone") is leading the score and Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder is writing an original tune for the movie. Clearly there's a lot of talent involved.

Scott Cooper's 'Out Of The Furnace' With Christian Bale & Casey Affleck Gets Fall Release Date

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 15, 2013 9:04 AM
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One film that has been keeping to itself since shooting last year is "Crazy Heart" director Scott Cooper's sophomore effort, "Out Of The Furnace." But a newly stamped release date will see a lot more coming about the movie, hopefully very soon...

Eddie Vedder Writing A New Song & Contributing Tracks To Christian Bale's 'Out Of The Furnace'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 31, 2013 12:27 PM
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Christian Bale and Casey Affleck teaming up for "Out Of The Furnace," the long-awaited sophomore effort from "Crazy Heart" director Scott Cooper, is pretty much all the reason we needed to place it on our Most Anticipated Of 2013 list. But the gritty Rust Belt tale about two brothers who become ensnared in a violent crime ring, now has another texture to add to the drama its cooking up.

Alberto Iglesias To Score Scott Cooper’s 'Out Of The Furnace' Starring Christian Bale

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 5, 2012 3:49 PM
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Two of the finest scores of 2011 belonged to one man: Alberto Iglesias. The composer who frequently works with Pedro Almodovar didn't get an Oscar nomination for his work on "The Skin I Live In" (though he should have), but did get the nod for his equally impressive work on "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy." And now his talents have been enlisted for another high profile film, and one that is quite different than those two pictures.

Willem Dafoe Gets 'Out Of The Furnace' With Christian Bale

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • April 27, 2012 10:22 AM
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Talk about having an impressive ensemble. “Crazy Heart” helmer Scott Cooper has already lined up a remarkable array of players for "Out of the Furnace," his first directorial effort since his breakout hit landed actor Jeff Bridges a Best Actor Oscar. The Black List-approved script is set in Indiana in 1986 and follows Slim (Christian Bale), recently released from prison, who intends to marry his girlfriend (Zoe Saldana) but instead is drawn into a quest for revenge when his brother (Casey Affleck) is murdered after getting involved in the gambling racket. This supposedly “No Country For Old Men”-like picture also has Sam Shepard, Woody Harrelson and Forest Whitaker, and has now added one more exceptional thespian to the mix.

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

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • 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.

Casey Affleck & Sam Shepard Confirmed For 'Out Of The Furnace' With Christian Bale & Zoe Saldana

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 5, 2012 6:41 PM
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Things are heating up for "Out Of The Furnace" (sorry), as two more cast members are confirmed.

Forest Whitaker & Billy Bob Thornton Eye Roles In 'Out Of The Furnace' With Christian Bale

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 22, 2012 5:00 PM
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Update: Relativity Media sent out an press release today. Forest Whitaker has officially joined the cast. No word on Billy Bob Thornton and with production imminent, our guess is his deal never came together.

Casey Affleck Leads The Pack To Play Christian Bale's Brother In 'Out Of The Furnace'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 5, 2012 9:30 PM
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Well, here's a face we'd be happier to see more of: Casey Affleck. After directing the underrated faux doc/media stunt "I'm Still Here" Affleck (along with his bud/hip hop star Joaquin Phoenix) kinda dropped off the face of the planet. He was linked to a couple projects here and there that never quite got off the ground, and last fall was kind of totally wasted as part of the ensemble of "Tower Heist." Later this year, he lends voice to the animated "ParaNorman" but this next project looks like it could be the first real gig for the actor in a while.

Zoe Saldana To Get 'Out Of The Furnace' With Christian Bale

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 5, 2012 4:47 PM
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While some our readers recently wishlisted Zoe Saldana for a role in Ridley Scott's "The Counselor," this project will do just fine. The actress is now lining the fast moving "Out Of The Furnace" from "Crazy Heart" director Scott Cooper with Christian Bale set to star.

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