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Christian Bale set for The Greed of Violence

Written by Alexander Tucker   // 08/03/2012

Christian BaleChristian Bale is ready to move on.  He’s done with the man in back, and he’s a star and fully conscientious of that.


Variety reports, Bale is said to be in early negotiations to star in Todd Field’s (Little Children, In the Bedroom) ’The Creed of Violence. The film comes from the Oscar nominated writer-director’s adaptation of Boston Teran’s acclaimed novel of the same name.


Universal Pictures is heading the film into production and CHristian Bale is set to give the project a green-light. He is that mainstream, that powerful in the film industry.


In October it was reported that Leonardo DiCaprio was offered both the Rawbone and John Lourdes roles. It isn’t known if he is still in the mix to play the federal law man.


The story depicts the 1910 Mexican revolution via the gun sights of an unlikely duo: small-time assassin Rawbone and John Lourdes, a young Bureau of Investigation agent. The two are forced to work together to infiltrate the Mexican criminal underground, encountering thieves, smugglers and professional killers. Bale is in the early stages of negotiating a deal to play Rawbone.


If that is not enough for you, here is the official synopsis: Mexico, 1910. The landscape pulses with the force of the upcoming revolution, an atmosphere rich in opportunity for a criminal such as Rawbone. His fortune arrives across the haze of the Sierra Blanca in the form of a truck loaded with weapons, an easy sell to those financing a bloodletting.


But Rawbone’s plan spins against him, and he soon finds himself at the Mexican-American border and in the hands of the Bureau of Investigation. He is offered a chance for immunity, but only if he agrees to proceed with his scheme to deliver the truck and its goods to the Mexican oil fields while under the command of Agent John Lourdes. Rawbone sees no other option and agrees to the deal—but he fails to recognize the true identity of Agent Lourdes, a man from deep within his past.


As they work to expose the criminal network at the core of the revolution, it is clear their journey into the tarred desert is a push toward a certain ruin, and the history lurking between the criminal and agent may seal their fates.


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