Christian Bale is back to doing non-bat-related things these days. And so far, it sounds like that's going to be a very good thing. His first shot out of the bat-box is going to be the late Tony Scott's co-production of Out of the Furnace.
According to the trailer, it's full of everyone hillbilly awesome -- Woody Harrelson, Willem Dafoe and Sam Shepard -- and the plot appears to be something a bit like Winter's Bone, but for bros...and not during the winter. See, there's like, an economically depressed area populated by grubby people. One of those grubby dudes just got out of prison or something and the other grubby dude, his brother, is involved in crime of some kind.
The crime syndicate they're dealing with has its own brand of justice, y'see, and it's up to the grubby dude that got out of jail to beat them at their own game and rescue his brother...all while he's balling out a character played by Zoe Saldana. Any questions?
Humorless and hard-nosed hillbilly justice? Yes, please.