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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

"HOSTILES" New Western Opens Dec. 22 (Christian Bale, Wes Studi, Rosamund Pike) -- See Trailer and Pics Here!




HOSTILES

In Theaters December 22

Set in 1892, Hostiles tells the story of a legendary Army Captain (Christian Bale), who after stern resistance, reluctantly agrees to escort a dying Cheyenne war chief (Wes Studi) and his family back to tribal lands. Making the harrowing and perilous journey from Fort Berringer, an isolated Army outpost in New Mexico, to the grasslands of Montana, the former rivals encounter a young widow (Rosamund Pike), whose family was murdered on the plains. Together, they must join forces to overcome the punishing landscape, hostile Comanche and vicious outliers that they encounter along the way.

Hostiles was directed by Scott Cooper from his screenplay based on a manuscript by Donald E. Stewart.

WATCH THE TRAILER

Hostiles opens on December 22nd in New York & Los Angeles, expands into top 10 US markets and the U.K. on January 5th.  The film opens nationwide on January 19th.

It features a cast that also includes Q'Orianka Kilcher, Adam Beach, Timothée Chalamet, Ben Foster, Tanaya Beatty, Jonathan Majors, Jesse Plemons, Rory Cochrane, Ryan Bingham, David Midthunder and John Benjamin Hickey.

Hostiles is being distributed by Entertainment Studios Motion Picture in the US.

A Waypoint Entertainment Film
In Association with BLOOM

A Le Grisbi Production
A Film by Scott Cooper

Christian Bale
Rosamund Pike
Wes Studi
Jesse Plemons
Adam Beach
Rory Cochrane
and Ben Foster


Writer, Director, Producer   Scott Cooper
Based upon the Manuscript by  Donald Stewart
Producer     John Lesher
Producer      Ken Kao
Executive Producer    Will Weiske
Executive Producer     Donald Stewart
Director of Photography   Masanobu Takayanagi
Production Designer    Donald Graham Burt
Film Editor     Tom Cross
Costume Designer    Jenny Eagan
Composer     Max Richter
Casting Director     Francine Maisler

Set in 1892, Hostiles tells the story of a legendary Army Captain (Christian Bale), who after stern resistance, reluctantly agrees to escort a dying Cheyenne war chief (Wes Studi) and his family back to tribal lands. Making the harrowing and perilous journey from Fort Berringer, an isolated Army outpost in New Mexico, to the grasslands of Montana, the former rivals encounter a young widow (Rosamund Pike), whose family was murdered on the plains. Together, they must join forces to overcome the punishing landscape, hostile Comanche and vicious outliers that they encounter along the way.


Hostiles is directed by Scott Cooper (Black Mass, Out of the Furnace, Crazy Heart) and produced by John Lesher (Black Mass, Birdman, Fury) and Ken Kao (The Nice Guys, Knight of Cups).
The film stars: Christian Bale (The Big Short, American Hustle, The Dark Knight), Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl, Jack Reacher), Wes Studi (Avatar, Heat, Geronimo), Adam Beach (Suicide Squad, Flags of Our Fathers), Ben Foster (Hell or High Water, 3:10 to Yuma), Q’orianka Kilcher (Unnatural), Tanaya Beatty (Twilight), Jonathan Majors (Do Not Disturb), Rory Cochrane (Black Mass, Argo), Jesse Plemons (Black Mass, Bridge of Spies), Timothée Chalamet (Love the Coopers, Interstellar), Paul Anderson (The Revenant, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows), Ryan Bingham (Crazy Heart), David Midthunder (Comanche Moon), John Benjamin Hickey (Get on Up, Pitch Perfect), Stephen Lang (Avatar, The Nut Job), Bill Camp (12 years a Slave, Birdman)

SYNOPSIS

The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted.”
D.H. Lawrence

Set in 1892 at the cusp of the Industrial Revolution, the buffalo gone, America’s indigenous population vanquished and the frontier rapidly disappearing into settlements and cities, two bitter adversaries of the Indian Wars are forced into a final, unexpected encounter.

Cavalry Captain Joseph Blocker (Christian Bale), a former war hero, now jailer, and Yellow Hawk (Wes Studi), a Northern Cheyenne war chief, now prisoner, are forced to partake in a hollow publicity stunt to bolster the personal and political fortunes of Blocker’s commanding officer.


Stuck in Fort Berringer, a miserable New Mexican prison outpost, Yellow Hawk is to be released to Blocker and returned to the Cheyenne homeland in Montana. It’s a particularly cynical gambit, as Yellow Hawk is dying and upon his death, his family will be imprisoned on a reservation. A belligerent Blocker believes the Chief should die in prison and is threatened with court martial when he refuses to accompany his enemy home.

The plan is set in motion and Blocker and his men and Yellow Hawk and his family become complicated traveling companions. Not long after their departure, the group happens upon Rosalee Quaid, a traumatized survivor of a Comanche massacre, and she reluctantly joins the group.
Blocker, Yellow Hawk and Quaid turn into the unlikely heart of Hostiles. They are tenacious fighters who have been shaped by suffering, violence and loss and it’s created in them no end of suspicion and anger.

Compelled to work together to endure and survive a 1,000-mile journey of Odyssey-like proportions, they’re forced to confront their preconceived notions of one another, and realize that the worst of their differences were created by forces beyond their control. Their transformation from a place of antagonism and fear to one of compassion and tolerance is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and our capacity for change.


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