Out of the Furnace

Out of the Furnace

Forest Whitaker stars in Relativity Media's OUT OF THE FURNACE, a film directed by Scott Cooper. Picture credit: Kerry Hayes. Image © 2012 Relativity Media. All rights reserved.

Out of the Furnace (2013)

Opened: 12/06/2013 Wide

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Genre: Thriller

Rated: R for strong violence, language and drug content.


Acclaimed director Scott Cooper (Crazy Heart) takes audiences on a vivid and intense journey into the heart of a fading American Dream in Out of the Furnace, as fate, family and loyalty drive an ordinary man to take heroic measures to fight for those he loves.

Russell Baze (Christian Bale) and his younger brother Rodney (Casey Affleck) were born and raised in Braddock, Pennsylvania, a hardscrabble Rust Belt hamlet that has been home to generations of American steel workers. Russell followed their father into the mills, while Rodney took the only other option open to young men like him and enlisted in the Army, hoping to find a better life outside of Braddock.

But after four brutal tours of duty in Iraq, an emotionally and physically depleted Rodney returns to a recession-weary town that offers even fewer options than before he left. When a cruel twist of fate lands Russell in prison, his younger brother tries to make ends meet by betting on horses and competing as a bare-knuckle boxer. Mired in debt, he soon finds himself enmeshed with a vicious sociopath, Harlan DeGroat (Woody Harrelson), the leader of a ruthless backwoods crime ring in the New Jersey Ramapo Mountains.

When Rodney suddenly disappears shortly after his brother is released from prison, Russell descends into a corrupt and violent-fueled world seeking answers. Embarking on a road that few dare to travel, Russell will stop at nothing to bring his brother home.

Out of the Furnace stars Acedemy Award® winner Christian Bale (The Fighter), Academy Award® nominee Casey Affleck (The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford), Academy Award® nominee Sam Shepard (The Right Stuff), Academy Award® nominee Woody Harrelson (The Messenger), Academy Award® nominee Willem Dafoe (Shadow of the Vampire), Zoe Saldana (Avatar) and Academy Award® winner Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland). The film was directed by Scott Cooper (Crazy Heart) from a script written by Brad Ingelsby (The Dynamiter) and Cooper.

The film's producers are Leonardo DiCaprio (The Wolf of Wall Street), Jennifer Davisson Killoran (The Ides of March) Ridley Scott (Prometheus), Michael Costigan (Prometheus) and Relativity's CEO Ryan Kavanaugh (The Fighter). Director of photography is Masanobu Takayanagi (The Grey). Production designer is Therese DePrez (Black Swan). Costume designers are Kurt & Bart (Stoker). Editor is Oscar-nominee David Rosenbloom (The Insider). Original music is by composer Dickon Hinchliffe (Winter's Bone).

Executive producers are Riza Aziz (The Wolf of Wall Street), Robbie Brenner (Escape Plan), Ron Burkle (Movie 43), Jason Colbeck (Mirror, Mirror), Joe Gatta (Conan the Barbarian), Joey McFarland (Horns), Christian Mercuri (Friends with Kids), Tucker Tooley (We're the Millers), Jeff G. Waxman (Immortals) and Brooklyn Weaver (The Number 23). Co-producers are Kenneth Halsband (Haywire), Jamie Marshall (Warrior), Michael Ireland, John Ridley, Adam Marshall (Pacemaker), and Danny Dimbort.