After starring in the blockbuster of the year, The Dark Knight Rises, it would be understandable if Christian Bale took some time off to do whatever it is that A-list stars do when they aren’t working. But it won’t be so as the actor is currently filming the two new Terrence Malick films. Add one more project to his slate as Variety reports that Bale will star in an adaptation of Boston Teran’s novel The Creed of Violence.
Todd Field (Bedroom) is slated to direct the movie for Universal. Set in 1910 Mexico, the story centers on Rawbone (Bale), a small-time criminal, and John Lourdes, a young FBI agent, who are forced to work together to infiltrate the Mexican criminal underground.
Negotiations are still in the early stages but this is exciting news to see Bale work on a period crime movie with Fields whose only two movies (Bedroom and Little Children) have received major critical acclaim. Despite becomingone of the world’s most recognizable movie star in the past few years, Bale is making a strong return to more actorly fares as mentioned above with the Malick movies. He also recently wrapped Scott Cooper’s crime thriller Out of the Furnace.
Production is set to begin early next year so expect to hear about who will co-star alongside Bale fairly soon.
What do you think? Who should take on the role of John Lourdes?