Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures has dropped a new trailer for Hostiles, the upcoming western led by Christian Bale and directed by Scott Cooper (Black Mass, Out of the Furnace, Crazy Heart).
The film follows an Army Captain (Bale), who, in 1892, is ordered to escort a Cheyenne war chief (Wes Studi) and his family back to tribal lands. Along the way, the two former rivals come across a young widow (Rosamund Pike).
It’s a strong new trailer, showing off an absorbing, brutal tone, strong visuals – cinematography by Masanobu Takayanagi (Warrior, The Grey, Spotlight) – and an on-point cast. The film also stars Adam Beach, Ben Foster, Q’orianka Kilcher, Tanaya Beatty, Jonathan Majors, Rory Cochrane and Jesse Plemons, among others.
Cooper directs from a screenplay he co-wrote with Oscar-winning scribe Donald E. Stewart (Missing, The Hunt for Red October).
In the US, Hostiles will be hitting L.A. and New York on December 22 before going wide on January 19.
Official synopsis for Hostiles:
Set in 1892, Hostiles tells the story of a legendary Army Captain (Christian Bale), who after stern resistance, reluctantly agrees to escort a dying Cheyenne war chief (Wes Studi) and his family back to tribal lands. Making the harrowing and perilous journey from Fort Berringer, an isolated Army outpost in New Mexico, to the grasslands of Montana, the former rivals encounter a young widow (Rosamund Pike), whose family was murdered on the plains. Together, they must join forces to overcome the punishing landscape, hostile Comanche and vicious outliersthat they encounter along the way.