Oscar winner Christian Bale is all set to play a drug smuggling preacher within the function adaptation of David Kushner’s Self-importance Truthful article The Church of the Residing Dangerously. New Regency has acquired the film rights to the 2019 article and employed The Large Shot fame Charles Randolph to put in writing the script.
Bale will produce the movie with New Regency in addition to Ellen Goldsmith-Vein and Eric Robinson of The Gotham Group, whereas Randolph and Kushner will govt produce alongside Margaret Riley, reported Deadline.
The Darkish Knight star will play John Lee Bishop, who survived a tough childhood to grow to be the pastor of a Portland megachurch.
Bishop was a preferred preacher and have become fairly rich, although he later developed an dependancy to alcohol and painkillers. His son, David, developed a meth and heroin behavior, and in an effort to not fail his son, and higher perceive the ability the medicine held over his boy, Bishop started taking the identical medicine as effectively.
He was, finally, caught smuggling medicine for a Mexican cartel. He was sentenced to 5 years in jail. New Regency’s deal consists of the life rights of each Bishop and his son, who helped save his father’s life.
Bale simply completed filming David O Russell’s new film and was final seen in acclaimed movies like Ford V Ferrari and Vice.
He’s additionally set to play the function of supervillain Gorr the God Butcher in Taika Waititi’s Marvel film Thor: Love and Thunder and Scott Cooper’s Netflix movie The Pale Blue Eye, which marks his first producing credit score.