Jesse Plemons and Wes Studi have joined the cast of Scott Cooper’s “Hostiles” starring Christian Bale and Rosamund Pike. Waypoint Entertainment’s Bloom label will finance and produce.
Set in 1892 New Mexico, Bale plays a legendary army captain (Bale) asked by the president to escort Yellow Hawk, a dying Cheyenne chief (Studi) back to his sacred tribal lands in Montana.
After twenty years of violent enmity, this gesture of peace is unthinkable and harrowing. On the way, they rescue a young widow (Pike) whose family has been slaughtered.
Filming begins July 18th with rights currently being shopped around Cannes.