Zombieland star Woody Harrelson is in early talks to join Relativity Media's crime drama Out of the Furnace.

The comedy has Christian Bale and Casey Affleck playing brothers who get lured into a violent crime ring when a cruel twist of fate lands one of them in prison. Woody Harrelson will play the villain Curtis DeGroat, the ringleader who Christian Bale's character winds up seeking vengeance against.

Zoe Saldana is playing Christian Bale's love interest, with Sam Shepard portraying his uncle.

Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson Killoran are producing with Scott Free's Ridley Scott.