Actor Christian Bale and director Scott Cooper are reuniting for an upcoming film Hostiles after their 2013 collaboration Out of the Furnace. Cooper will write and direct, with Bale, 42, attached to star, reported Variety.
Cooper, 45, will also produce with Black Mass producer John Lesher along with Ken Kao, who is also financing the picture through Waypoint Entertainment. Set in 1892, Hostiles tells the story of a legendary Army captain, who agrees to escort a dying Cheyenne war chief and his family back to tribal lands.
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. Production is set to begin in July.