If you had told twenty years ago that the goofy bartender from Cheers would be playing a seriously intimidating bad guy, opposite not only the little kid from Empire of the Sun who grew up to become arguably the best Batman ever, but also the new Batman’s younger brother, I would probably have given you a serious taste of the side eye.
But these are the crazy days we live in as that’s exactly what’s happening in Scott Cooper’s Out of the Furnace, which we get a new look at thanks to a newly released clip and 15 new images.
From Scott Cooper, the critically-acclaimed writer and director of “Crazy Heart,” comes a gripping and gritty drama about family, fate, circumstance, and justice. Russell Baze (Christian Bale) has a rough life: he works a dead-end blue collar job at the local steel mill by day, and cares for his terminally ill father by night. When Russell’s brother Rodney (Casey Affleck) returns home from serving time in Iraq, he gets lured into one of the most ruthless crime rings in the Northeast and mysteriously disappears. The police fail to crack the case, so – with nothing left to lose – Russell takes matters into his own hands, putting his life on the line to seek justice for his brother.
And here are all those pics, as promised, showing a cast as grimy as it is star studded.
Out of the Furnace has been receiving some solid reviews thus far, and we’ll get to see for ourselves if the movie lives up to them when it gets released locally January 24, 2014.
Last Updated: November 18, 2013