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    Oscar Nominee Christian Bale Holds His Roles to a High Standard, from 'American Hustle' to 'Out of the Furnace,' on DVD/Blu-ray March 11

    Christian Bale has shown intensity, shape-shifting and commitment in roles that are more consistently memorable than most actors can claim over a long career. He doesn't agree-- a sign of the high standards to which he holds himself. Clearly he knows how to pick roles-- and deliver. He finally lande...

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    'Out of Furnace' Director Sets Record Straight About Christian Bale; Says Public Has Wrong Impression

    "Out of the Furnace," Scott Cooper's follow-up to his debut "Crazy Heart," is an intense film. The same could be said for how the general public perceives its lead Christian Bale, following the infamous audio leak of the Oscar-winner going ballistic on his "Terminator Salvation" director of photogra...

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    'Out of the Furnace,' Into the Reality of Ramapo Families

    The feverish-but-satisfying drama “Out of the Furnace” is a fictional account of brothers (Christian Bale, Casey Affleck) living in a Rust Belt Pennsylvania that’s dying for jobs. But certain aspects of the story may turn out to be troublingly nonfictional for writer/director Scott Cooper, whose mov...

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    Awards Circuit: AFI FEST 'Out of the Furnace' Review, BAFTA Britannia Awards to Clooney & Elba, Thompson & Penn Sing 'Mary Poppins' (VIDEO)

    Awards season is in full swing with the AFI Fest world premiere of "Out of the Furnace" (review), BAFTA Britannia awards for Clooney and Elba, Emma Thompson and Sean Penn singing the "Mary Poppins" songbook and more.

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    WATCH TRAILER: 'Out of the Furnace' Stars Vengeful Vigilante Bale

    The trailer for Scott Cooper's new film, "Out of the Furnace," just hit the web and it packs a wallop of dramatic violence. The thriller is a revenge story that tests brotherly loyalty in the American rust belt.

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    Scott Cooper Signs On To Direct Conman Tale 'The Man In The Rockefeller Suit'

    Yep, we're nigh on two years since Scott Cooper wowed critics and audiences with his tale of a rundown country singer in "Crazy Heart" and while he hasn't gone behind on the camera on a project since, he's determined to match people like Ridley Scott, Martin Scorsese and Brad Pitt in terms of projec...

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    Scott Cooper Takes Over Director's Chair On 'The Emperor's Children' From Noah Baumbach

    It's coming on two years since Scott Cooper's country music drama "Crazy Heart" got Jeff Bridges an Oscar and launched the director into the stratosphere. He's certainly not been lacking in projects to move to next: he was developing the western crime picture “The Hatfields and the McCoys”; was shortlisted for "Gangster Squad"; signed on to direct a remake of the Argentinian thriller "Carancho"; he's also attached to the Comanche drama "Empire Of The Summer" and this spring, he came on to re-write and direct the Black List-approved "The Low Dweller." Phew. While none of those projects seem to have achieved any forward momentum, Cooper has rep...

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    'Crazy Heart' Director Scott Cooper To Re-Write & Direct Black List Script 'The Low Dweller'

    Update: A press release from Relativity confirms the report and reveals the new title to be "Out Of The Furnace."

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    Universal Picks Up WWII Book 'Unbroken' For Francis Lawrence To Direct, Scott Cooper May Write

    Say what you will about music video director turned feature filmmaker Francis Lawrence, but when "I Am Legend" destroyed the box office, he quickly vaulted himself into the top tier of big budget filmmakers. That said, he seems to be making some considerable moves away from easily categorized tentpo...

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