The film "chronicles the slaughter of thousands of Chinese citizens by the Japanese in 1937."
Sounds like this one might be difficult to watch, but def an important event for the world to learn about.
Bale will star as a priest named John who attempts to save lots of people from the massacre, very reminiscent of Schindler's List.
Here's what filmmaker Zhang Yimou had to say about his decision to cast Bale in the film:
"I met Christian in America and was impressed with his serious book research for the role. It's the overall strategy for Chinese cinema to approach the world and broaden its influence but casting Bale was a coincidence because the script happened to have an English-speaking part in the lead."
Sounds like an intense, ambitious role for Bale. We're excited to see what he does with it!
[Image via WENN.]