Zoe Saldana Goes Out Of The Furnace

Zoe Saldana is the next big name to be attached to Scott Cooper’s gritty thriller, Out Of The Furnace.

The Avatar star would join Christian Bale and, potentially, Casey Affleck (but he is yet to be confirmed) on the roll call for the project.

Bale will play an ex-con who has only just been released from jail and now finds himself avenging the death of his young brother (Affleck?). We guess it will kind of be a case of…eh hem…out of the furnace and into the fire.

If she signs up, Saldana will play Bale’s ex-wife, who works as a waitress and is somewhat inconveniently remarried to the town’s sheriff.

Meanwhile, Robert Duvall will play Bale’s uncle and Viggo Mortenson looks set to take on the role of the film’s villain (who we presume will have a piercing stare and some kind of facial hair).

Ridley Scott and Leonardo DiCaprio are attached to the film’s production, while Relativity Media is on to finance. Cooper is looking to kick off shooting in the next few months but with no solid deals in place, things could still change.

Saldana was last seen in Colombiana and has Bradley Cooper thriller The Words awaiting release.