London: Actor Billy Bob Thornton and Forest Whitaker have signed up to play the leading villains in upcoming film `Out of the Furnace`.
The 56-year-old will join Christian Bale, Zoe Saldana and Casey Affleck for the movie, about a man who tracks down his brother`s killer after he is released from prison, reported Contactmusic.
Whitaker is also set to play a leading part in the Scott Cooper-directed picture while Thornton will play the leading bad guy in the project.
The actor, who was married to actress Angelina Jolie for three years, is best known for roles in ‘Sling Blade’ and ‘Armageddon’. He is currently filming a part in the film ‘Red Machine’.