Update: Variety confirm that Bale is in negotiations to star in the project.
It’s now nearly six years since we last saw a film from director Todd Field. And you would think that there wouldn’t be such a gap from the filmmaker, given that his directorial debut was the Oscar-nominated “In The Bedroom” (which saw him pick up nods for Best Picture, Director and Screenplay), and his follow-up was the equally acclaimed “Little Children” (which got three Oscar noms, including another for Screenplay for Field). And yet, while he’s had projects in development, including being one of many who tried to crack Cormac McCarthy’s “Blood Meridian,” and a gangster tale at Universal called “Hubris,” Field hasn’t stepped behind a camera since the release of “Little Children” in 2006.
Hopefully, that’s about to change. Back in May, word arrived that Cross Creek Pictures (“Black Swan,” “The Ides Of March”) were coming on to finance “The Creed Of Violence,” the director’s adaptation of Boston Teran’s novel, and a project that a year or so ago reportedly had Leonardo DiCaprio circling the film. Word’s been quiet since, but a reader tipped us off to Cross Creek’s website, which seems to reveal that another major A-list star has come on board.Continue Reading