Hostiles, the latest film from director Scott Cooper (Out Of The Furnace, Crazy Horse, Black Mass) played at Telluride where it received rave reviews. The western, which currently doesn’t have a distributor, has also been praised for Christian Bale’s performance and it could get a quick pick-up that would throw it into this year’s awards race. Rosamund Pike and Wes Studi co-star in the drama.
According to Deadline:
Bale stars as an Army captain who in 1892 is assigned to transport an old Indian enemy (Studi) back to his tribal home. Along the way he picks up Pike, who has lost her entire family to a vicious Indian attack. There is hardness and hatred that has gotten the picture compared to the classic 1956 John Ford film The Searchers, which starred John Wayne.