The former "Dark Knight" goes after a villainous Woody Harrleson in director Scott Cooper's follow up to 2009's "Crazy Heart"
Christian Bale trades in his cape for a rifle in the first trailer for "Out of the Furnace."
Scott Cooper's second feature stars the former Batman as a blue-collar factory worker who goes on the hunt for vengeance when his younger brother, played by Casey Affleck, disappears and the local cops can't come up with any answers.
Woody Harrelson takes a menacing turn as the dangerous criminal responsible for Affleck's disappearance, while Forest Whitaker stars as one of the local cops investigating the case.
Zoe Saldana, Sam Shepard and Willem Dafoe round out the gritty crime drama's all-star cast.
"Out of the Furnace" hits theaters on Dec. 6.
Watch the trailer: