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Christian Bale to play 19th century army captain in 'Hostiles'

Los Angeles
Aug 23, 2017

Christian Bale

Academy award-winning actor Christian Bale is all set to play a contemplative Army captain in 'Hostiles'.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Bale would star as Captain Joseph J. Blocker who, after stern resistance, reluctantly agrees to escort a dying Cheyenne war chief and his family back home to tribal lands.

Making the harrowing and perilous journey from 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, hostile Comanche and vicious outliers encountered along the way.

Wes Studi also stars as the escorted Chief Yellow Hawk, and Rosamund Pike plays the young widow they meet.

Jesse Plemons, Ben Foster and Timothee Chalamet are also featured in the cast.

Cooper, who also directed Bale in the 2013 Western 'Out of the Furnace', produced the indie along with Ken Kao and John Lesher.

He also rewrote the script first penned by the late Donald Stewart, who won an Oscar for co-writing the 1982 Jack Lemmon drama 'Missing'.

The movie will have its international premiere at the Toronto Film Festival.
Los Angeles
Aug 23, 2017

Christian Bale

Academy award-winning actor Christian Bale is all set to play a contemplative Army captain in 'Hostiles'.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Bale would star as Captain Joseph J. Blocker who, after stern resistance, reluctantly agrees to escort a dying Cheyenne war chief and his family back home to tribal lands.

Making the harrowing and perilous journey from 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, hostile Comanche and vicious outliers encountered along the way.

Wes Studi also stars as the escorted Chief Yellow Hawk, and Rosamund Pike plays the young widow they meet.

Jesse Plemons, Ben Foster and Timothee Chalamet are also featured in the cast.

Cooper, who also directed Bale in the 2013 Western 'Out of the Furnace', produced the indie along with Ken Kao and John Lesher.

He also rewrote the script first penned by the late Donald Stewart, who won an Oscar for co-writing the 1982 Jack Lemmon drama 'Missing'.

The movie will have its international premiere at the Toronto Film Festival.


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