Willem Dafoe, a talent who requires no introduction, is joining the cast in this gritty tale based on a script initially by Brad Inglesby that was titled “The Low Dwellers." There are little details on who exactly Dafoe will play, but it’s a character named John Petty, so perhaps Black List mavens can tip us on what that is. But from bringing his crazed and enthralling performances to tentpoles like “Spider-Man” and Oliver Stone’s “Platoon,” Dafoe has done it all. You can catch him in the recent eco-thriller “The Hunter” and in all his CGI motion capture glory in “John Carter.” Around the corner, he's got roles in the Stephen Sommers-directed “Odd Thomas” with Anton Yelchin, along with a role opposite Michelle Monaghan and Stephen Dorff in “Tomorrow You're Gone." But no word yet if he'll reteam with Lars von Trier for his two-part sex epic “The Nymphomaniac" (he's already been offered a part).
"Out of the Furnace" is now in front of cameras, and yes, we'll looking forward to it as much as you are.