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'Out of the Furnace' gets new release date

Written by Barbara Vancheri on .

outoffurnaceblogGuess we’ll have to wait a little longer to see “Out of the Furnace,” the movie that brought Christian Bale, Casey Affleck and a host of others to North Braddock, Braddock, Rankin and other Pittsburgh area neighborhoods.

It had been expected to open Oct. 4 but now has been bumped to Nov. 27 in limited release and going wider on Dec. 6, according to www.deadline.com (which also had this poster).

That puts it in the heart of awards season and indicates confidence in the movie written and directed by Scott Cooper. It’s a gritty dramatic thriller about fate, circumstance and justice, according to the description released during filming in late April 2012.

Bale and Affleck are brothers living in the Rust Belt who have dreamed of escaping and finding better lives.

But a twist of fate lands Bale’s character, named Russell, in prison and 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.

The cast also includes Zoe Saldana, Woody Harrelson, Forest Whitaker, Willem Dafoe and Sam Shepard.

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