Release date:December 4, 2013
(NY, LA; wide: Dec. 6)
MPAA Rating:R (for strong violence, language and drug content)
Screenwriters:Brad Ingelsby, Scott Cooper
Starring:Christian Bale, Woody Harrelson, Casey Affleck, Forest Whitaker, Willem Dafoe, Zoe Saldana, Sam Shepard
From Scott Cooper, the critically-acclaimed writer and director of "Crazy Heart," comes a gripping and gritty drama about family, fate, circumstance, and justice. Russell Baze (Christian Bale) has a rough life: he works a dead-end blue collar job at the local steel mill by day, and cares for his terminally ill father by night. When Russell's brother Rodney (Casey Affleck) returns home from serving time in Iraq, he gets lured into one of the most ruthless crime rings in the Northeast and mysteriously disappears. The police fail to crack the case, so - with nothing left to lose - Russell takes matters into his own hands, putting his life on the line to seek justice for his brother.