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OUT OF THE FURNACE New Film Trailer

Monday, October 7th, 2013

Here is the trailer from Relativity Media’s upcoming film “OUT OF THE FURNACE”. The film is directed by Scott Cooper starring Christian Bale, Woody Harrelson, Casey Affleck, Forest Whitaker, Willem Dafoe with Zoë Saldana and Sam Shepard.

OUT OF THE FURNACE opens in select theaters on November 27th, and expands to additional cities on December 6th.

Russell Baze (Christian Bale) has a rough life: he works a dead-end blue collar job at the local steel mill by day, and cares for his terminally ill father by night. When Russell’s brother Rodney (Casey Affleck) returns home from serving time in Iraq, he gets lured into one of the most ruthless crime rings in the Northeast and mysteriously disappears. The police fail to crack the case, so – with nothing left to lose – Russell takes matters into his own hands, putting his life on the line to seek justice for his brother. To find the truth, enter the fire…

OUT OF THE FURNACE Movie Trailer

Saturday, July 13th, 2013

Here is the trailer from Relativity Media’s upcoming film “OUT OF THE FURNACE”. The film is directed by Scott Cooper starring Christian Bale, Woody Harrelson, Casey Affleck, Forest Whitaker, Willem Dafoe with Zoë Saldana and Sam Shepard.

OUT OF THE FURNACE opens in select theaters on November 27th, and expands to additional cities on December 6th.

From Scott Cooper, the critically-acclaimed writer and director of Crazy Heart, comes a gripping and gritty drama about family, fate, circumstance, and justice. Russell Baze (Christian Bale) has a rough life: he works a dead-end blue collar job at the local steel mill by day, and cares for his terminally ill father by night. When Russell’s brother Rodney (Casey Affleck) returns home from serving time in Iraq, he gets lured into one of the most ruthless crime rings in the Northeast and mysteriously disappears. The police fail to crack the case, so – with nothing left to lose – Russell takes matters into his own hands, putting his life on the line to seek justice for his brother

Three-Time Oscar®-Nominee Alberto Iglesias to Compose Original Score for Scott Cooper’s Currently-Titled Out of the Furnace

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

Relativity Media has closed a deal with three-time Oscar®-nominated composer Alberto Iglesias (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) to score its upcoming gripping and gritty drama currently-titled Out of the Furnace, written and directed by the critically-acclaimed Scott Cooper (Crazy Heart) and starring Oscar®-winner Christian Bale (The Fighter), Oscar®-nominated Woody Harrelson (The Messenger), Oscar®-nominated Casey Affleck (The Assassination of Jesse James By the Coward Robert Ford), Oscar®-winner Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland), Willem Dafoe (Platoon, Shadow of the Vampire), Oscar®-nominated Sam Shepard (The Right Stuff) and Zoe Saldana (Avatar) as the lead roles.
Perhaps best known for his landmark collaborations with director Pedro Almodovar, Iglesias is Spain’s most acclaimed composer. In addition to his work with Almodovar, Iglesias has received Oscar® nominations for his scores for Tomas Alfredson’s Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Fernando Meirelles’ The Constant Gardener and Marc Forster’s The Kite Runner. Iglesias also received BAFTA nominations for all three scores and a Golden Globe® nomination for The Kite Runner. For Almodovar’s Volver, Iglesias won the European Film Award for Best Score and the World Soundtrack Award for Composer of the Year. After winning his 10th Goya Award (Spain’s top film honor) this year for Almodovar’s The Skin I Live In, Iglesias became the all-time leading Goya recipient in the history of Spanish cinema. Iglesias was also honored with the Composer of the Year Award at the 2011 Hollywood Film Festival, honored alongside such stars as George Clooney, Michelle Williams and Christopher Plummer
Iglesias has also teamed with American directors such as Oscar®-winner Steven Soderbergh (Che starring Benicio Del Toro), Oscar®-winner Oliver Stone (Comandante) and Oscar®-nominated John Malkovich (The Dancer Upstairs). His work with Almodovar includes 2009’s Broken Embraces starring Penelope Cruz as well as All About My Mother, Bad Education and the Oscar®-winning Talk to Her and Volver. He has also worked with such top Spanish directors as Julio Medem and Carlos Saura.
The currently-titled Out of the Furnace tells a story about fate, circumstance and justice. Russell (Bale) and his younger brother Rodney (Affleck) live in the economically depressed Rust Belt, and have always dreamed of escaping and finding better lives. But when a cruel twist of fate lands Russell in prison, his brother is lured into one of the most violent and ruthless crime rings in the Northeast – a mistake that will almost cost him everything. Once released, Russell must choose between his own freedom, or risk it all to seek justice for his brother.

Iglesias was represented by Robert Messinger of First Artist Management in the deal with Relativity.

Producing are Appian Way’s Leonardo DiCaprio (J. Edgar) and Jennifer Killoran (The Ides of March) alongside Scott Free’s Ridley Scott (The Grey), Tony Scott (Man on Fire) and Michael Costigan (American Gangster) as well as Relativity’s CEO Ryan Kavanaugh (The Fighter).

Relativity Media will release the film theatrically in the U.S. Red Granite, the Los Angeles based film production, finance and international sales company acquired foreign rights outside of the U.S. and will handle international sales. Red Granite international President Danny Dimbort and Co-President Christian Mercuri shopped the film to buyers in Cannes.

Relativity Begins Principal Photography on Scott Cooper’s Currently Titled Out of the Furnace

Saturday, April 14th, 2012

Principal photography has begun today on the gripping and gritty dramatic thriller currently titled Out of the Furnace starring Oscar®-winner Christian Bale (The Fighter), Oscar®-nominated Casey Affleck (The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford), Zoe Saldana (Avatar) and Oscar®-nominated Sam Shepard (The Right Stuff). Oscar®-nominated Woody Harrelson (The Messenger) and Oscar®-winner Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland) have also joined the award-winning cast. Additional casting to be announced. The film is written and directed by critically-acclaimed Scott Cooper (Crazy Heart).

Collaborating with Cooper behind the scenes is a creative below-the-line team including: director of photography Masanobu Takayanagi (The Grey), production designer Thérèse DePrez (Black Swan), Emmy Award®-winning art director Gary Kosko (Star Trek), costume designer Kurt & Bart (Stoker), Oscar®-nominated editor David Rosenbloom (The Insider) and stunt coordinator Ben Bray (The Fighter) .

Most of the filming will take place in the “mill towns” of Braddock, North Braddock and Rankin, Pennsylvania. These communities are slowly but surely rebounding after a devastating slump and will provide the evocative backdrop for the film. Additional filming will take place in the greater Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area.

The currently-titled Out of the Furnace tells the story about fate, circumstance and justice. Russell (Bale) and his younger brother Rodney (Affleck) live in the economically depressed Rust Belt, and have always dreamed of escaping and finding better lives. But when a cruel twist of fate lands Russell in prison, his brother is lured into one of the most violent and ruthless crime rings in the Northeast – a mistake that will almost cost him everything. Once released, Russell must choose between his own freedom, or risk it all to seek justice for his brother.

Saldana plays Bale’s love interest Lena Warren and Shepard plays Red, Russell and Rodney Baze’s uncle. Harrelson plays the brutal crime boss Harlan DeGroat and Whitaker plays Wesley Barnes, the Sheriff of Braddock.

Producing are Appian Way’s Leonardo DiCaprio (J. Edgar) and Jennifer Killoran (The Ides of March) alongside Scott Free’s Ridley Scott (The Grey), Tony Scott (Man on Fire) and Michael Costigan (American Gangster), as well as Relativity’s CEO Ryan Kavanaugh (The Fighter).

Relativity Media will release the film theatrically in the U.S. Red Granite, the Los Angeles based film production, finance and international sales company has acquired foreign rights outside of the U.S. and will handle international sales. Red Granite international President Danny Dimbort and Co-President Christian Mercuri will begin shopping the film to buyers in Cannes next month.

Scott Cooper to Direct Relativity’s Out of the Furnace

Sunday, April 17th, 2011

Relativity Media has closed a deal with Scott Cooper (Crazy Heart) to write and direct their upcoming Out of the Furnace, announced Relativity’s President of Worldwide Production Tucker Tooley. Production is targeted to start sometime in 2011.

Cooper, known for writing, producing and directing the highly-acclaimed, Oscar®-winning Crazy Heart, will direct the film based on the story from The Low Dweller by Brad Ingelsby (The Dynamiter).

Out of the Furnace, a gritty throwback to films of the 1970’s, follows an ex-con, who once released from prison, is given no choice but to avenge the death of his brother.

Alongside Relativity, the film is being produced by Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way and Ridley and Tony Scott’s Scott Free with Energy Entertainment.