Christian Bale may be reteaming with his Velvet Goldmine and I’m Not There. director Todd Haynes in the near future. The Tracking Board reports that Bale has been offered the lead in Haynes’ upcoming political drama Act of God, which centers on “a Kansas man who speaks out against local government after a devastating tornado, becoming a national figure in the process.” It’s decidedly political territory as Haynes intends to examine the inherent conservatism in the “flyover states,” but Bale has never been one to shy away from dark or difficult stories. However, the report is only that Bale has been offered the role, so it’s entirely possible that he could pass for one reason or another.
Haynes most recently helmed the critically acclaimed HBO miniseries Mildred Pierce and signed on to direct Cate Blanchett and Mia Wasikowska in Carol a couple of months ago, but it’s unclear if Act of God would be his next project. Bale will be seen later this year in a pair of pics: Scott Cooper’s great-looking Out of the Furnace and David O. Russell’s star-studded American Hustle.