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Christian Bale, Scott Cooper reuniting for period picture 'Hostiles'

By Karen Butler   |   Feb. 18, 2016 at 6:49 PM
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LOS ANGELES, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Actor Christian Bale is set to star in the 19th century-set film Hostiles, reuniting him with Scott Cooper, his director on 2013's Out of the Furnace.

"Set in 1892, Hostiles tells the story of a legendary Army captain, who after stern resistance, begrudgingly agrees to escort a dying Cheyenne war chief and his family back to tribal lands," a synopsis said. "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."

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Cooper is directing and producing alongside John Lesher and Ken Kao. Waypoint Entertainment will be financing Hostiles, which will begin shooting in July.

Bale is a current Oscar nominee for his work in The Big Short. He previously won an Academy Award for his performance in The Fighter.

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