According to ComingSoon.net, Relativity Media plans to release Scott Cooper’s crime drama Out of the Furnace, starring Christian Bale, Casey Affleck and Zoe Saldana, in October 4th (like it was announced last spring). I hope we get a trailer and a poster soon!
This is some great news! According to LA Times, Pearl Jam’s frontman Eddie Vedder will be contributing a new song to Christian Bale’s new movie, ‘Out of the Furnace’ – out this year. As the website reports: Continue reading
According to MCN, ‘Out Of The Furnace’ is one of the features to look out for in the 2012 TIFF:
“Out of the Furnace – The follow-up to Crazy Heart for writer/director Scott Cooper, a dark piece with Christian Bale, Woody Harrelson, Casey Affleck, Zoe Saldana, Willem Dafoe, and Forest Whitaker. In other words, lots of firepower after both leads of his last film got Oscar nods. Relativity has disstirbution in the US.”
had the chance to talk to executive producer Jeff Waxman, producer/production coordinator Julie Hartley, and various crew members during the PA Film Industry Association meeting that took place in Pittsburgh on Sunday, and they shared some views on the project.
[...] Waxman repeatedly compared the film to The Fighter, which also featured Bale in an Oscar-winning performance. In past reports, Furnace was said to have a “No Country For Old Men vibe,” so this new development changes some expectations.
They also touched on the importance of the film’s setting; the screenplay was originally set in 1986 Indiana, but according to Waxman, director Scott Cooper chose to adapt it for modern day Braddock, PA (or as they refer to it in press material “the Rust Belt”) and transform the two brother characters – played by Bale and Affleck – into “third-generation steel workers.”
Apparently, Cooper fell in love with the area – which is located just outside of Pittsburgh – when he filmed his film Crazy Heart there, and from what Waxman described, they’re infusing a lot of the local color, including filming on location at local steel mills and hiring actual steel workers on as extras for certain scenes. [...]
The movie is set for a Fall 2013 release.
So, the guy who plays Batman walks into a Beaver County bar and finds trouble.
That was the plan late last week at the Village Inn, in Independence Township, where Christian Bale was filming the gritty drama “Out of the Furnace.”
The scene called for Bale’s character to get into a scrap with some rough-and-tumble bar patrons he suspects had harmed his younger brother (Casey Affleck.) The local sheriff (Oscar winner Forest Whitaker) stops the fight, and Bale’s character climbs into a mid-’60s GTO and speeds away.
Times intern Maura Zurick hung out on the set for a few hours prior to shooting, and said cameras mounted to a helicopter and lights attached to square-shaped hot-air balloons were on hand to provide aerial footage.
“It’s very fascinating,” said Junean Tranter, owner of R.J.T.’s Ice Cream & Mini Golf across from the Village Inn on Route 30, which was also used for filming.
Tranter snapped photos of movie-set chairs bearing the names of Bale and actor Sam Shepard (“The Right Stuff”), who plays the uncle to Bale’s character.
Tranter’s business has been there 24 years, and this is the most exciting thing she’s seen in the rural neighborhood, including last summer’s bus crash 100 yards up the road involving prison inmates in leg chains.
“This movie is taking top precedence right now,” Tranter said.
Bale has spent plenty of time in Beaver County for his post-”Dark Knight Rises” role. As previously reported, the Oscar winner (2010′s “The Fighter”) also shot scenes at Raccoon Creek State Park and the IPSCO Koppel Tubulars plant in Koppel.