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Directed by Crazy Heart's Scott Cooper and shot on location in the depressed former steel town of Braddock, Pennsylvania, Out of the Furnace aims to capture some of the blue-collar grit of the film that earned Bale his Oscar, The Fighter, but with its own rough and tumble criminal twist. In the first-look article in USA Today, which included the image of Bale you see above
It's been clear since the final moments of The Dark Knight Rises that Bale's Bruce Wayne was done with Gotham and super heroics in general, and though Man of Steel made reference to Wayne Industries, it had no explicit ties to Nolan's version of the Dark Knight. Henry Cavill is a new Superman, so he was getting a new Batman in the futureÖ right?
ďWe were incredibly fortunate to get to make three," Bale told the site. Thatís enough. Letís not get greedy. Chris [Nolan] always said he wanted to make it one film at a time. And we ended up sitting there looking at each other, saying ĎWeíre about to make the third.í We never really knew if we were going to get to be there, but if that was how it was going to be, this was where it should end as well.Ē
So in this video, the scene is played almost shot for shot, only with Kourtney Kardashianís incredibly annoying boyfriend Scott Disick, no stranger to pretending to be Bateman, replaces a Huey Lewis obsession for one favoring West.
Scott is looking to make this his next project after the star-studded The Counselor, which comes to theaters this fall, and he and the studio seem especially eager now that Steve Zaillian, the writer behind American Gangster and Moneyball, has come on board for a rewrite. Talks with Bale are early, according to Variety, but given that he's just about to jump into David O. Russell's political corruption movie, he would have to wait a while before filming on Exodus could begin
Gossipy high schoolers probably don't have as many rumors floating around them as DCís upcoming (or is it?) Justice League movie does. This film has already in theory mingled with more actors and directors than most of Warner Bros. yearly output. So letís take a look at the most recent facts and fictions
DC and Warner need that moment. It instantly would shift a modicum of momentum back into JLAís favor, proving that the powers behind the massively successful Dark Knight trilogy were on board with what until now is only a speculative Justice League movie. The project, for the first time, would feel real.
We've gotten really worried about the Justice League movie lately, with news that Warner Bros. had thrown out Will Beall's script for the film, and a lot of us worried the movie-- like George Miller's attempt years ago-- would fall apart entirely. But of course, Justice League carries enormous potential for the studio, their version of the massively successful The Avengers, and they're not going to give up that fast. Especially if they've got an ace up their sleeve to make it happen with aplomb
Whatever it is that drives Bale to act, part of it includes self-punishment-- and he's aiming to do it again in another movie based on a true story, this time set atop Mount Everest. Remember Jon Krakauer's ubiquitous book Into Thin Air? According to Deadline the story behind it will soon become a movie, with Bale now in talks to star
Hardy has steadily ascended up the ranks thanks to films like Inception and Warrior. And yes, he played Bane in Chris Nolanís The Dark Knight Rises. But his other two films from 2012 -- Lawless and This Means War -- were largely overlooked, so Iím a little shocked to see him leading the chart.
Christian Bale has worked with Christopher Nolan four times in the last decade, on three Batman movies and The Prestige, and every time Wally Pfister has been right there with them. Pfister has been Nolan's go-to cinematographer since Memento, and surely Pfister and Bale have had plenty of time to bond on their own over the course of shooting four giant movies
Over the weekend I caught up with Silver Linings Playbook, the new film from director David O. Russell that's been earning buckets of Oscar buzz ever since it premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in September and ran away with the Audience Award. It's hard to go into a movie with that much hype, but it really earns it
An adaptation of Boston Teran's novel The Creed of Violence, the story is set around the border of Mexico and the United States in 1910, when the former was on the verge of bloody revolution. Ever the opportunist, career criminal Rawbone looks to profit through arms dealing.
Christian Bale was doing quite fine career-wise before starring in The Fighter, but what he created with David O. Russell was the performance of a lifetime. Playing former boxer/crack addict Dicky Eklund, Bale dropped 30 pounds and completely disappeared into the character to the point that you actually have to remind yourself that you're watching the same actor who plays Batman.
Originally titled The Low Dweller and penned by insurance salesman-turned-screenwriter Brad Ingelsby, Out of the Furnace has since been polished by Cooper, who showed his capability to craft compelling characters with Crazy Heart. Here, Bale will star as Russell Baze, a tough customer who tries to forge a path for himself and his younger brother Rodney (Affleck) in the poverty-stricken Rust Belt.
With his stint as Batman complete, Bale pretty much has the world at his feet, and a reunion with the director who helped guide him to his first Oscar can't be anything but a good move. Even if we don't know anything about American Bullshit right now, or if Russell will ever make it, it seems worth looking forward to
The blue background is a little offsetting. It creates such a clean dichotomy on the image that Iím not 100% convinced this is Bale. It looks like it could be a photoshopped image used to promote one of the many Batman action figures sold around The Dark Knight Rises. But the shot does give us one of the best looks at his Bat suit, which hasnít changed drastically since Christopher Nolan introduced it in Batman Begins.
In August of last year speculation was running rampant about what where Oscar winner Christian Bale would go following the end of Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy. Reports linked him to projects like Spike Lee's Oldboy remake, Darren Aronofsky's Noah, Clint Eastwood's A Star Is Born and Michael Mann's Gold.
Here Bale plays John Miller, a self-centered American who in search of easy money, but finds himself in the midst of the infamous Nanking Massacre, where Japanese troops invaded, slaughtered, and raped countless Chinese civilians. Repulsed by the cruelty and inhumanity he witnesses, Miller is spurred to become the self-appointed protector of a cluster of young girls who've made the local church their sanctuary.
Of course all this complexity cannot be captured in a poster. Still, this offering is a bit uninspired with its pastel washes and crossfaded central figures. However, it does manage to present the main characters while hinting to Yimou's extraordinary ability to mix hard and soft elements to create something painful yet beautiful. So all in all, it'll do.
OK, so itís a parody trailer for one of the most anticipated films of 2012. But still, who knew that the audio from Nolanís latest Rises trailer would synch so perfectly to animated imagery from The Lion King? Even some of the facial reactions from characters like Nala and Zazu match the dialogue delivered by Anne Hathaway and Michael Caine.
Bale has been irritating Chinese officials while promoting the expensive production. Specifically, Bale went out of his way to visit a blind lawyer named Chen Guangcheng, an imprisoned political dissident. Bale generated press for the visit, which angered Chinese authorities.
Based on the novel by Geling Yan, The Flowers of War tells the story of a western man named John (Bale) who finds himself caught in Nanking during the Japanese raid of 1937. Finding refuge with a group of women, John poses as a priest and tries to save them from the invading forces. Yimou's previous films inclide A Woman, A Gun, And A Noodle Shop, Hero, The Curse of the Golden Flower and House of Flying Daggers.
The tantalizing tagline ďThe Legend EndsĒ can mean so many things. Both Christopher Nolan and his brooding leading man, Christian Bale, have said that this will be their last Ba6tman movie together, so this will be the end of their trilogy. However, thatís Tom Hardyís Bane walking away from the Dark Knightís discarded mask, and those of us who know Batmanís back story know that the villain causes our hero devastating harm.
Obviously the big question now is who Aronofsky will go after next. His last two films - The Wrestler and Black Swan - both earned their lead actors Oscar nominations, the latter winning Natalie Portman acting's highest honor. All of a sudden this may be one of the most sought after roles in the industry. So who do you want to see star in Noah now. It's kind of an obvious choice, but I think the director might want to give Michael Fassbender some consideration.