Scott Cooper, the man tasked with bringing Stephen King’s The Stand to the big screen, has said that Christian Bale could have a role in his forthcoming adaptation.
The man behind Crazy Heart was first announced as the new writer and director only a few months ago. At the same time he has been working with the Welsh actor on Out of the Furnace.
Talking about the possibility of the former Dark Knight star appearing in the film, he said: “Well Christian’s a part of everything that I’m writing, and I tend to share things with Christian in the infancy stage that I don’t share with other people. He’s become not only one of my closest friends but a great collaborator and I wouldn’t be surprised to see Christian and me teaming up on many things.”
As for the movie itself, Cooper dropped a few hints at what we can expect. He continued: “It’s a daunting challenge to take a very long and beloved novel and try to condense that to one standalone film. Some of the stuff I’ve written is harrowing and searingly realistic and very grounded. Mr. King has been very gracious, is a fan of Crazy Heart and was very happy that I am adapting it, and it’s a process.
“There’s a reason that film hasn’t been made, because it’s the themes and the scope and the size, and of course my approach—much like with Out of the Furnace—is searingly realistic, and that can be a very expensive endeavor but one that perhaps maybe doesn’t marry with how a movie like that should be shot, just because of the sheer expense.”