Christian Bale is set to star opposite Russell Crowe in the western, 3:10 to Yuma for Columbia Pictures.

James Mangold is directing the Stuart Beattie-written film that is remake of the classic 1957 flick of the same name. The Hollywood Reporter notes the film took four years to get off the ground; the studio had hoped to start filming this summer.

Look for production to begin immediately on 3:10 to Yuma which has a 2007 release.