Jesse Plemons (“Fargo,” “Breaking Bad”) will join Christian Bale and Rosamund Pike in Scott Cooper’s new film “Hostiles” for Waypoint Entertainment. The project begins shooting in July.
Set in 1892, the story follows a legendary Army captain (Bale) who agrees to escort a dying Cheyenne war chief and his family back to tribal lands. The former rivals encounter a young widow (Pike) whose family was murdered on the plains while making a perilous journey.
They must join forces to overcome the punishing landscape and hostile Comanche tribes that they encounter along the way. Plemons has been cast as a younger member of Bale’s cavalry unit who is tasked with helping the group reach its destination.
Cooper (“Black Mass,” “Out of the Furnace”) will write and direct the film, and will produce alongside John Lesher and Ken Kao.