Very rarely do fans get a glimpse into the decision making process of major stars. All we know is that the biggest actors in Hollywood can often seemingly do whatever they want, so people like Johnny Depp, Will Smith, Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Cruise get their pick of the best scripts out there. It seems like Christian Bale could be joining that elite list.

The recent Oscar-winner (something none of those other men can claim) slips seamlessly between smaller characters pieces, like The Machinist, and massive blockbusters like The Dark Knight Rises. According to Variety, Bale has a pretty impressive list of projects he can choose from after he hangs up Batman’s cowl. Think of the info that follows as a glimpse at Bale’s own personal desk. Will he choose A Star is Born directed by Clint Eastwood, Gold directed by Michael Mann, Oldboy directed by Spike Lee, Out of the Furnace directed by Scott Cooper or, as previously reported, Noah directed by Darren Aronofsky?

After the jump, we break down the latest on each of these projects and figure out where Bale would best fit in. Read More »

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A few years ago Zack Snyder cooked up a war story more grounded in reality than most of his work. Scripted by 300 writer Kurt Johnstad, The Last Photograph is about two Americans, a journalist and a retired soldier, who attempt to rescue a kidnap victim in Afghanistan. The film has been in active development for the past year, with Christian Bale attached to play the reporter, and Sean Penn rumored for the soldier.

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo director Niels Arden Oplev has been set to direct, but a new report puts him out of the picture (possibly to make Game Theory instead) and places Zack Snyder in the director’s chair. Read More »

After making 300, director Zack Snyder came up with the story for a film about two Americans, a journalist and a retired soldier, who attempt to rescue a kidnap victim in Afghanistan. 300 writer Kurt Johnstad scripted the film, which is called The Last Photograph. Last summer an offer went out to Christian Bale to play one of the two leads, and now Sean Penn is moving towards the other role. Read More »

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Ah, it’s the notorious ‘an offer is out to…’ story, which has of late become more of a staple. These are both potentially interesting projects, but keep in mind that at this point we’re just documenting offers that have been given to actors to appear in these projects — the films aren’t greenlit, and there’s a 50/50 chance, at least, that these actors won’t take these roles. That said, chew on the ideas of  Christian Bale in a film based on a Zack Snyder story, Bradley Cooper in another R-rated comedy and Jim Carrey in a film about a magician. Read More »

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