Christian Bale is in talks to join the Scott Cooper directed drama Out of the Furnace, from Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way banner.

Brad Ingelsby penned this thriller about a man who hopes to find peace after being released from a four year jail stint. His plans for a quite life come to a halt when his brother is murdered and he decides he must set out for revenge.

Christian Bale almost joined the project last year, but didn't come aboard due to scheduling issues. Robert Duvall is also eyeing the film, but has yet to officially sign on.

Christian Bale will shoot Out of the Furnace this spring before starting is promotional press tour for The Dark Knight Rises and going to work on Knight of Cups.