Written by Haynes and Jon Raymond, the film centers on a Kansas man who speaks out against local government after a devastating tornado, becoming a national figure in the process. If he takes the role, Bale would play Ron Madariaga, the scorned man at the center of the controversy. Christine Vachon will produce for Killer Films.
Bale is as versatile an actor as any, playing an emaciated industrial worker in “The Machinist”, boxer Micky Ward’s brother Dickey in “The Fighter” and of course, his most prominent role as Batman. He has several anticipated projects lined up including a re-teaming with “Fighter” director David O. Russell in “American Hustle” and roles in “Out of the Furnace” and Terrence Malick’s “Knight of Cups”.
Bale is repped by WME.