Christian Bale, Scott Cooper Reteaming for ‘Hostiles’ (EXCLUSIVE)

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Director Scott Cooper and Christian Bale are reuniting for drama “Hostiles.”

Cooper will write and direct, with Bale attached to star. Cooper will also produce with “Black Mass” producer John Lesher along with Ken Kao, who is also financing the pic through Waypoint Entertainment.

Set in 1892, “Hostiles” tells the story of a legendary Army captain, who 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.

Production is set to begin in July.

Following his shoot on “The Big Short,” Bale had taken the rest of 2015 off to recuperate from a knee injury. He began looking for new projects once the knee was fully rehabilitated. He had been considering the Michael Mann biopic “Ferrari,” which revolved around the life of automobile honcho Enzo Ferrari, but had to drop out due to health concerns over weight gains for the role.

Cooper had also been weighing several films, but when Bale became available after parting ways with “Ferrari,” the two jumped at the chance to work together again after having done so on 2013’s “Out of the Furnace.”

Cooper is coming off the mob movie “Black Mass,” which over-performed at the box office and also brought Cooper and his star Johnny Depp critical praise.

Bale was recently nominated for an Oscar for “The Big Short.” Cooper is repped by CAA and Bale is repped by WME.

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  1. Gocha says:

    Let’s make hope that the story and the action scenes would be worthy than the actor itself mentioning onto Hostiles

  2. Erik says:

    So it’s like 3:10 to Yuma where Bale escorts someone but instead an historically inaccurate cheese-fest white savior film about a (no doubt do gooder) white guy who is of course a “legendary” Army Captain ‘saving’ an Indian from other ‘evil’ Indians, and then of course to be PC we have Bale meet a woman who no doubt will be a Mary Sue/ strong and independent and a great shot to satisfy the feminazi’s

    Never mind that by 1880 the last non reservation holdouts of the Comanche were thrown into reservations, and the only “tribal lands” for the Cheyenne were in South Dakota. All that they had in Montana was an Indian Reservation the army forced them into lol

    and also the fact that white soldiers perpetrated the worst genocide amongst the Native’s even as far as 1890 (Lokota massacre) and wouldn’t care about helping an old man back to a reservation in Montana.

    So much cliche cheese, Hollywood… grab a history book or talk to a historian for crying out loud.

    If they wanted to be even more PC the party of three would meet a Black former Slave along the way who broke out of slavery and killed his masters lmao

  3. Mike says:

    Another white savior flick.

  4. Rayden says:

    Christian Bale it`s the best actor I really like movies with him

  5. Alexander says:

    Well, that was an originally misleading photo at the top. But it sounds interesting. Another Western with Christian Bale. I just need to keep myself from picturing him doing that ridiculous dance from “Newsies” every time he’s on horseback and it should be an enjoyable outing to the theater.

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