Scott Cooper’s Western pic Hostiles has officially entered production – but not before Ben Foster can join the starry cast.
Deadline has the scoop, confirming that Foster – best known for roles in The Finest Hours and Duncan Jones’ fantasy epic Warcraft: The Beginning – is bound for the frontier alongside Christian Bale and Gone Girl‘s Rosamund Pike.
Rooted in 1892, Cooper’s follow-up to Black Mass chronicles the remarkable tale of legendary Army Capt. Joseph J. Blocker, who defies orders and common sense in order to “escort a dying Cheyenne war chief (Studi) and his family back to tribal lands. Making the harrowing and perilous journey from an isolated Army outpost in New Mexico to the grasslands of Montana, the former rivals encounter a young widow (Pike) whose family was murdered on the plains.”
No word yet on what role Foster has nabbed, but we do understand the remainder of the casting docket features Wes Studi, Adam Beach, Q’orianka Kilcher, Jonathan Majors, Timothée Chalamet, Paul Anderson, Stephen Lang, Bill Camp, Peter Mullan, Michael Parks and Ryan Bingham. John Lesher and Ken Kao, meanwhile, are attached to produce.
Santa Fe is hosting Scott Cooper’s Western pic, and with production officially a go, we’ll be keeping tabs on Hostiles as it comes together under the scorching New Mexican sun.