August 04, 2006 09:37:41 GMT
Christian Bale is in final negotiation to star in James Mangold's "3:10 to Yuma."
Another glowing talent is in the brink to join in "3:10 to Yuma." As The Hollywood Reporter has learned, Christian Bale is in final talks to act in the picture opposite Oscar-winning actor Russell Crowe who has already been billed to play the lead character of Ben Wade.
A remake of the 1957 flick, pic sees Wade, a captured outlaw, finding himself in the custody of small-time rancher Dan Evans who secretly tries to take him to a railway station to catch a train to Yuma for his court date. James Mangold is tapped to direct while Stuart Beattie, Michael Brandt, and Derek Haas join forces to build up the script.
Last seen in "The New World" alongside Colin Farrell and Christopher Plummer, Bale has just been confirmed to reprise his role as Batman in Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight." His other upcoming projects include "Rescue Dawn", "I'm Not There", and "The Prestige."