Out of the Furnace, which stars Christian Bale and Casey Affleck, has had its release date moved to December 6.

Bale's forthcoming thriller was scheduled for a limited release on November 27, but has been pushed back until December 6 in the US to allow for a much bigger release according to The Wrap.

Relativity Media has changed the release date after the flick received early rave reviews.

Out of the Furnace follows Bale as the on-screen older brother of Affleck who will go to any lengths in order to get his brother back from a group of criminals.

Woody Harrelson, Forest Whitaker, Zoe Saldana, Sam Shepard and Willem Dafoe also star.

The movie will be released in the UK on November 29 as originally planned – we are waiting to hear if it will get a release in Ireland.