By Maggie Lange | Thompson on Hollywood July 13, 2013 at 11:37AM
The trailer for Scott Cooper's new film, "Out of the Furnace," just hit the web and it packs a wallop of dramatic violence. The thriller is a revenge story that tests brotherly loyalty in the American rust belt.
Christian Bale and Casey Affleck play brothers Russell and Rodney Blaze (check out that fire metaphor, hard at work already). When Rodney goes missing after entangling himself with an aggressive criminal, Russell devotes himself to recovering his troubled sibling. Woody Harrelson embodies this wild-eyed criminal with relish; Oscar-winner Bale ("The Fighter") is moving on from his other role as a vigilante. Co-stars are Zoe Saldana as Russell's girlfriend, Willem Dafoe and Forest Whitaker.
Written by Cooper and Brad Inglesby, Cooper also directs "Out of the Furnace." Cooper directed and scripted "Crazy Heart" in 2009. The film will be released on December 6, 2013 at the height of Oscar season.
Trailer and Bale-focused poster below.