Bale/Crowe Western gets poster and new release date

Poster source:

3:10 to Yuma, the upcoming Western from Walk the Line director James Mangold starring Christian Bale and Russell Crowe, has a poster:

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I previously put up a post with a link to the movie’s trailer, but since then the release date has been moved up from October 5 to September 7.

And that’s what’s referred to in the movie business as “good news for me.”

The story sounds awesome. Bale plays a peaceful rancher who volunteers to take Crowe — the baddest of the bad guys — to the authorities on the 3:10 train to Yuma in exchange for the government building a well on his drought-stricken farm. But Crowe’s gang of fiendish outlaws will do anything to rescue their boss, forcing Bale’s character into some grim and gritty Wild West action.

Check out the trailer.

It rocks.

(And the guy doing all the awesome pistol spins is Ben Foster, who played Angel in X-Men 3.)

I’ll meet you on the 3:10 train to a theater near you-ma and me on September 7!