Casey Affleck to join Christian Bale for Out Of The Furnace

Casey Affleck will play Christian Bale’s murdered brother in Scott Cooper’s revenge-fuelled feature Out Of The Furnace .

As well as that awesome brotherly pairing, the rumour mill has been put into overdrive as Zoe Saldana has also been linked to the cast, perhaps in an effort to leaven the testosterone.

Scheduled for a 2014 release, Cooper will write and direct the film, re-working Brad Ingelsby’s The Low Dweller script. Expect it to be an extreme departure from 2009’s Crazy Heart , which Cooper also wrote and directed.

According to Deadline , Bale plays an ex-con, whose life is shattered when his brother is brutally murdered. Revenge it seems is his only option.

Originally attached to Leonardo DiCaprio in 2008 with Ridley Scott behind the lens, Out Of The Furnace appears to finally be moving, and Bale sounds like the perfect lead as the enraged brother out for blood…

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