Casting News: Bale, Casey Affleck, Zoe Saldana Lined Up for “Out of the Furnace”

Relativity Media has inked deals with Christian Bale, Casey Affleck, Zoe Saldana and Sam Shepard  to star as the leads in the upcoming drama currently titled Out of the Furnace, written and directed by Scott Cooper (Crazy Heart).

Bale will star as older brother Russell Baze in the film alongside Affleck who will play the role of younger brother Rodney Baze Jr. Saldana has also been cast as Bale’s love interest Lena Warren and Shepard will play Red, Russell and Rodney Baze’s uncle.

Production is set to begin in Braddock, Pennsylvania later this month.