Zoe Saldana has joined the cast of Out of The Furnace.
The Avatar actress is currently in negotiations to appear alongside Batman franchise star, Christian Bale, in Relativity Media’ s dark drama about an ex-con’s quest to avenge his brother’s murder.
Bale stars in the lead role as newly-freed ex-con Slim, who’s attempting to get married and start over in a new town. However; after Slim finds out his brother has been murdered he embarks on a bloody path of revenge.
Saldana will play Bale’s ex-wife, who works as a waitress and is now somewhat inconveniently married to the town’s sheriff.
Cassey Affleck is favored to play Slim’s brother, while Robert Duvall is said to play Slim’s uncle. Viggo Mortensen’s name is being tossed around for the villain role in Out of The Furnace.
Crazy Heart helmer, Scott Cooper, will pen and direct the film. Cooper will produce the film alongside his brother Tony, Leonardo Dicaprio and Brooklyn Weaver.
Saldana is currently shooting the sequel to J.J Abrams Star Trek. Filming is expected to begin in the spring to accommodate Christian Bale, who will be shooting back-to-back Terrence Malick films in the summer.