Bennett Miller’s “Foxcatcher” won't be finished in time for this year's AFI Fest 2013, but programmers at the festival have added the world premiere of “Out of the Furnace” to this fall's gathering.
The festival also will screen Ben Stiller’s remake of “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” and hold a tribute for Bruce Dern, who stars in Alexander Payne’s “Nebraska.”
"Out of the Furnace," directed by Scott Cooper (“Crazy Heart”), stars Christian Bale as a blue-collar worker trying to save his troubled war veteran brother (Casey Affleck), who has run afoul of a bad man played by Woody Harrelson.
Festival organizers previously announced that they would host screenings of director John Lee Hancock’s “Saving Mr. Banks,” its North American premiere opening the AFI Fest, and writer-director Joel and Ethan Coen’s “Inside Llewyn Davis,” which will be the closing-night presentation.
"Mitty" previously played at the New York Film Festival while "Nebraska" premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.
This year’s festival is Nov. 7-14.