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Christian Bale To Star In 'Crazy Heart' Director Scott Cooper's 'Out Of The Furnace'; Robert Duvall Circling

24 February 2012 1:06 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

For a moment there it seemed like "Crazy Heart" director Scott Cooper would just continually keep signing on to a bunch of stuff without ever shooting anything. Indeed, since country music movie became a big, Academy Award winning hit Cooper has put his name to plethora of projects including (take a deep breath): the western family feud saga "The Hatfields And The McCoys" with Brad Pitt attached; an adaptation of William Styron's "Lie Down In Darkness" with Jennifer Lawrence attached; an adaptation of Bob Dylan's "Brownsville Girl" also with Brad Pitt attached; a remake of the Argentinian thriller "Carancho"; former Noah Baumbach project "The Emperor's Children" and the conman tale "The Man In Rockefeller Suit." But it's a gig he took last summer that has now firmly take the pole position with a major star on board. Christian Bale -- who looks overjoyed to be freed from the tentpole shackles --. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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