Christian Bale is in early negotiations to star in Todd Field's "The Creed of Violence" at Universal and Cross Creek Pictures says Variety.
An adaptation of Boston Teran's acclaimed novel, the story depicts the 1910 Mexican revolution through the eyes of a small-time assassin named Rawbone, and a young Bureau of Investigation agent called John Lourdes.
The pair work together to infiltrate the Mexican criminal underground. If Bale signs on, he'd play Rawbone.
Brian Oliver and Michael De Luca will produce the "Heart of Darkness"-esque project which will shoot in the American Southwest and Mexico early next year.