‘Out of the Furnace’: New Trailer & Poster Show Christian Bale on a Vendetta

Published 2 years ago by , Updated October 9th, 2013 at 4:42 pm,

His older brother might be the newly elected Batman, but Casey Affleck definitely isn’t slouching on the career front either. The actor is currently hard at work on the set of Christopher Nolan’s wormhole travel sci-fi Interstellar, and this year has a one-two hit of roles in intense crime dramas Ain’t Them Bodies Saints and Out of the Furnace.

In the latter movie, Affleck plays a war veteran called Rodney Baze Jr., who becomes involved in an extremely dangerous crime ring whilst his brother, Russell (Christian Bale) is locked up in prison. When Russell gets out, Rodney has disappeared and the police are unable or unwilling to chase down the culprits, leaving it up to Russell to find out what has happened to his brother and deliver his own kind of justice.

Co-written and directed by Scott Cooper (Crazy Heart), Out of the Furnace is set for a winter release and a second trailer for the movie has just been released. Like the first trailer it’s artfully done, cut with excellent timing to a cover of Neil Young’s “Heart of Gold” and managing to showcase a lot of intense moments without giving away too much about the plot of the movie. It does carry a few overtones of Oscar bait, but so long as Out of the Furnace is a good movie it’s free to go fishing for as many Academy Awards as it likes.

A new poster for the movie, featuring Bale in what looks like a moment of vengeance, has also been released:

 Out of the Furnace: New Trailer & Poster Show Christian Bale on a Vendetta

Starring alongside Affleck and Bale are Woody Harrelson as the leader of the crime ring, Zoe Saldana as Russell’s girlfriend Lena and Forest Whitaker as a cop involved in the investigation. A lot of talent has been assembled for Out of the Furnace, which looks like a pretty powerful depiction of crime and poverty set against a rust-belt backdrop, and for those who enjoyed Crazy Heart it will definitely be worth checking out Cooper’s follow-up.

Let us know in the comments whether the trailers for Out of the Furnace so far have convinced you to see this fraternally-driven crime drama on the big screen.


Out of the Furnace is set for release on December 6th, 2013.

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  1. Such a great cast and the cinematography looks nice and gritty definitely looking forward to this.

  2. Where’s the trailer? I dont know about anyone else but there is nothing in this article besides the poster.

    • I thought that as well? I watched the trailer on teaser-trailer at the weekend.

      • ok good, not just me, i saw your reply and figured you could see it. I guess i could look elsewhere for it but im to lazy.

    • Sorry about that, just some technical problems.

      Trailer’s up now.

  3. That’s 2 big technical issues today Sandy tut tut anyone would think your human

  4. This looks absolutely insane, can’t wait!

  5. Looks pretty good.

  6. Christian bale seems to have given a hell of a performance.

  7. Bale always delivers, looking forward

  8. I see this being a good movie but I don’t see it getting any awards recognition outside of some major props towards the cinematography and of course, Bale’s performance. I really think this and American Hustle (which I strongly believe will win Best Picture) will bring Bale to where he belongs, the upper echelon of actors, the very elite class. This will continue his momentum going into next year’s Knight of Cups, which will be directed by Terrence Malick and co-starring Natalie Portman. I’m not big on Woody Harrelson or Forest Whitaker. Sure, they’re decent actors but nothing much beyond that. Zoe Saldana keeps getting some one-note roles she needs a role that can display something and I think maybe this movie is it I don’t know. Casey Affleck is a pretty good actor as well.

  9. The fire rises…

  10. Looks good. I will plop down $9 for it.

  11. Cool

  12. Maybe its because I’m from Pittsburgh where this was filmed and takes place, but I was really surprised by how great this trailer looks. It really captures the look and feel of south West pa. Very “deer Hunter”.

  13. Huh, so Batman’s brother is Batman’s brother?

    • Ergo Casey Affleck is going to be Robin.

  14. I want see rhat

  15. Cant get over how good this looks.