Hollywood's reclusive legend, Christian Bale, en route for another gigantic transformation, has started acting in his upcoming big project. The Oscar-winning star known for his physical and other transformations in a movie is now set to embark on a new journey on celluloid - a journey that will see him in the most unusual appearance.
Talking exclusively to The Hollywood Reporter from his Palmdjsonville, California home, Bale opened up about his next project. The actor, attending the groundbreaking ceremony of a 16-year passion project to set up a communal home for foster siblings, unveiled an upcoming physical transformation.
"I've got to shave my head next week [for a movie]," Bale said of his next gig, a still-untitled film starring Maggie Gyllenhaal. The Warner Bros. film, which has Bale starring as Frankenstein, is is set to go into production in the next few weeks.
Bale's Method Dedication
Bale is famous for fully investing in his characters, and this is no different. He mentioned, almost in jest, that going to great lengths was to alter his appearance for the character, including possibly "breaking my bones and eating lots of fertilizer" so that it could properly fit.
Directed by Jake Gyllenhaal, the film seems set for an evening with the stars. It is the story of Frankenstein as he seeks love in Chicago of the 1930s, where, with the help of Dr. Euphronius, he brings back to life a young woman to make her his Bride.
Initially set up at Netflix, the project has since found a home at Warner Bros. Bale praised his colleagues, saying, "It's a wonderful Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jessie Buckley, and many talented actors in the cast." He clearly seemed to be very excited about the incredible ensemble he would be working with - and that probably says a lot about the spirit of collaboration that will envelope this production.
This film is going to be awaited with bated breath, coming from Bale whose performances have been so riveting. Fans and critics stand on their heels to watch another jaw-droppingly metamorphic, riveting performance from one of the most chameleonic actors of Hollywood.