Christian Bale doesn’t seem to be resting on his laurels even remotely post-The Dark Knight Rises, as he’s busied himself with roles in Out of the Furnace and no less than two Terrence Malick films (one is Knight of Cups, in which he’ll star, the other is that pesky untitled Austin-set sex thriller, in which he could – who knows – also be the star). But now the actor might jump back into the saddle of Ye Old Western films (he’s previously starred in 3:10 To Yuma, a modern Western classic) with Todd Field’s take on Boston Teran‘s novel, Creed of Violence. Bale is in negotiations to lead the film, according to Variety, which is set during the 1910 Mexican revolution and centers on the unlikely pairing of criminal Rawbone (the part Bale would play) and young Bureau of Investigations agent John Lourdes. The pair must infiltrate the Mexican criminal underground together, a hard enough task as is, but one made even more difficult by a lurking issue – Lourdes is from Rawbone’s past, but he doesn’t yet know it. It sounds like one heck of a Western and a nice fit for Bale. After the break, check out an extended synopsis of the book, thanks to ComingSoon.