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WATCH TRAILER: 'Out of the Furnace' Stars Vengeful Vigilante Bale

Thompson on Hollywood 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.
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Harrelson and Bale face off in "Out of the Furnace."
Harrelson and Bale face off in "Out of the Furnace."

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.

This article is related to: Scott Cooper, Scott Cooper, Out of the Furnace, Christian Bale, Christian Bale, Casey Affleck, Zoe Saldana, Woody Harrelson


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.