Scott Cooper and Christian Bale have become attached to “Hostiles” as writer/director and star, respectively.
Cooper will also produce with John Lesher and Ken Kao. Production will kick off in July.
Set in 1892, “Hostiles” tells the story of a legendary Army captain, who agrees to escort a dying Cheyenne war chief and his family back to tribal lands. Making the harrowing and perilous journey from an isolated Army outpost in New Mexico to the grasslands of Montana, the former rivals encounter a young widow whose family was murdered on the plains. Together, they must join forces to overcome the punishing landscape and hostile Comanche tribes that they encounter along the way. – Variety.