[Variety] First Look: Christian Bale Is a Cavalry Captain in Scott Cooper’s ‘Hostiles’

Le Grisbi Productions and Waypoint Entertainment have released the first image from Scott Cooper’s upcoming western “Hostiles,” which is set for an international premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival next month.

The film, set in 1892, stars Christian Bale as a legendary Army Captain who, after stern resistance, agrees to escort a dying Cheyenne war chief (Wes Studi) and his family back home to tribal lands. The perilous journey takes Bale and his detail from New Mexico to the grasslands of Montana. Along the way they pick up a young widow (Rosamund Pike), whose family has been murdered on the plains by hostile Comanche natives. Jesse Plemons, Rory Cochrane, Ben Foster, Jonathan Majors and Timothee Chalamet also star.

[…] He previously collaborated with Bale on the 2013 film “Out of the Furnace.”

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Christian Bale To Star In Scott Cooper’s ‘Hostiles’

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It was announced today that Oscar winner Christian Bale has officially signed on to star in Hostiles, a western which will reunite him with Out of the Furnace writer-director Scott Cooper. Filming begins in July. […]

Here’s the official plot synopsis:

“Set in 1892, Hostiles tells the story of a legendary Army captain, who after stern resistance, begrudgingly agrees to escort a dying Cheyenne war chief and his family back to tribal lands. Making the harrowing and perilous journey from an isolated Army outpost in New Mexico to the grasslands of Montana, the former rivals encounter a young widow whose family was murdered on the plains. Together, they must join forces to overcome the punishing landscape and hostile Comanche tribes that they encounter along the way.”

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