Scott Cooper re-writing and directing THE LOW DWELLER, now titled OUT OF THE FURNACE
After being connected to such films as TALES FROM THE GANGSTER SQUAD, an adaptation of William Styron’s Lie Down In Darkness, and his currentl attachment to remake CARANCHO, director Scott Cooper has found what may in fact be his follow-up to his debut, CRAZY HEART.
And it’s one hell of a project indeed.
Deadline is reporting that Cooper will not only be re-writing the upcoming film, THE LOW DWELLER (now titled OUT OF THE FURNACE according to Relativity, the studio behind the project), but will also be directing the film. Originally written by Brad Ingelsby, the film hit the 2008 Black List, ultimately drawing various comparisons to films like NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN, and will follow “Slim, a man released after serving years in prison for murder who wants only to follow through on his promise to marry his long-suffering girlfriend. But when he discovers his brother has been murdered after getting involved in a gambling racket, his goals change and he avenges the murder.”
Leonardo DiCaprio appears to no longer be attached in the lead role, as he was back when director Rupert Wyatt was slated to helm, but will indeed stay on as producer, along with his shingle, Appian Way.
With Cooper’s involvement in the script, I’m not quite sure when this project will ultimately start production, but if this does mark his next film, its one hell of an interesting project. I’m a huge fan of Cooper and CRAZY HEART (despite it’s apparent flaws), and this premise really sounds like one that Cooper could do really well putting to screen.
What do you think?
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