Hostiles, the latest collaboration between Christian Bale and Scott Cooper, director of Out of The Furnace and Crazy Heart, will debut at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival alongside about a dozen heavy-hitting prestige films.
Today, we have the first look at Christian Bale as an army captain who becomes embroiled in a Native-American war. And, well, Bale definitely has the 19th century look down pat:
Set in 1892, Hostiles tells the story of a legendary Army Captain (Christian Bale) who, after stern resistance, reluctantly agrees to escort a dying Cheyenne war chief (Wes Studi) and his family back home to tribal lands. Making the harrowing and perilous journey from New Mexico to the grasslands of Montana, the former rivals encounter a young widow (Rosamund Pike) whose family was murdered on the plains. Together, they must join forces to overcome the punishing landscape, hostile Comanche, and vicious outliers they encounter along the way.
Nothing much to see here, except Christian Bale looking like a badass.
Hostiles has a tremendous cast: Bale, Rosamund Pike (who should be in more), Wes Studi, Ben Foster, Jesse Plemons, Rory Cochrane, and Q’orianka Kilcher. It will debut at TIFF, and is scheduled to hit theaters some time this fall in time for awards season.