Relativity has released a new trailer for writer/director Scott Cooper’s (Crazy Heart) upcoming drama Out of the Furnace. The film stars Christian Bale as an ex-con steel worker who seeks vengeance when his brother (Casey Affleck) disappears after getting involved with a local crime ring. The pic finally premiered at AFI Fest last week to a fairly positive if somewhat muted response, with many nothing that the pic is very, very dark. That’s completely fine by me, and I’m still very much impressed with everything we’ve seen thus far. This latest trailer has some bits of new footage scattered throughout, and it still seems to be driving home the film’s theme of familial bonds with regards to Bale and Affleck’s characters.
Hit the jump to watch the new trailer. The film also stars Zoe Saldana, Willem Dafoe, Sam Shepard, and Forest Whitaker. Out of the Furnace opens in theaters December 6th.
Here’s the official synopsis for Out of the Furnace:
From Scott Cooper, the critically-acclaimed writer and director of Crazy Heart, comes a gripping and gritty drama about family, fate, circumstance, and justice. Russell Baze (Christian Bale) has a rough life: he works a dead-end blue collar job at the local steel mill by day, and cares for his terminally ill father by night. When Russell’s brother Rodney (Casey Affleck) returns home from serving time in Iraq, he gets lured into one of the most ruthless crime rings in the Northeast and mysteriously disappears. The police fail to crack the case, so—with nothing left to lose—Russell takes matters into his own hands, putting his life on the line to seek justice for his brother. The impressive cast of Christian Bale and Casey Affleck are rounded out by Woody Harrelson, Forest Whitaker, Zoe Saldana, Sam Shepard and Willem Dafoe.