Bale and Penn may travel to war-torn Afghanistan seeking revenge.

Christian Bale and Sean Penn are both in talks to star in ‘The Last Photograph,’ the Afghanistan-set action-thriller to be directed by Dane Niels Arden Oplev (‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’).

Penn would play an “ex-special ops soldier who arrives in Afghanistan to seek vengeance for the murder of his brother’s family. He enlists a war photographer (played by Bale), the sole survivor of the attack that killed his brother, who captured the event in a photo.”

The movie was penned by Kurt Johnstad (‘300’) and will be produced by Zack Snyder along with partner and wife Deborah Snyder. Joel Silver, Andrew Rona and Steve Richard are also producing.

Talking to Variety, producer Silver said:

“I’m very excited. I’ve known Sean Penn for many years and always wanted to work with him and hope very much to work with Christian Bale, too.”