Surveying the field of helmers from debut filmmakers to weathered vets
Scott Cooper - "Out of the Furnace"
Pros: Cooper took his time settling on a follow-up to 2009's "Crazy Heart" and in "Out of the Furnace," he's drawn up a brand of storytelling that feels of another era. The blue collar drama has more in common with films of the 1970s than anything landing today and that could speak to directors who long for those days.
Cons: Relativity is on its own with this one, which wasn't the case when they partnered with Paramount on "The Fighter" a few years ago. That could make it difficult to register with a fraction of the budget other campaigns are working with.