With Foxcatcher now bumped to 2014. Nebraska and Out of the Furnace are announced as Centerpiece galas when the AFI fest rolls out early November. Out of the Furnace is described as “A gripping and gritty drama about family, fate, circumstance, and justice. Directed by Scott Cooper, and written by Cooper, Brad Ingelsby, Starring Christian Bale, Woody Harrelson, Casey Affleck, Forest Whitaker, Willem Dafoe, Zoe Saldana and Sam Shepard.” The opening night gala will be Saving Mr. Banks, starring Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks. Dern’s rich, complex portrait of a man coming-of-old age in Nebraska is one of the most notable of the year in a competitive year. Dern and Robert Redford both enter the race after thirty years working as actors in Hollywood.