Christian Bale and director Scott Cooper are teaming up once again. This time, the actor and director will head out west, and Bale will battle Comanche tribes in Hostiles.
Here is the description of the project from The Wrap:
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. 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.
Nobody has been cast alongside Christian Bale at this point. Birdman producer John Lesher will produce Hostiles, and the screenplay (from Cooper) is said to be a new take on a 30-year old manuscript from Donald Stewart. Bale and Cooper recently worked together on Out of The Furnace, which might need revisiting.