The Pale Blue Eye: Christian Bale to Star in Director Scott Cooper’s Adaptation
Academy Award winner Christian Bale (The Fighter, The Darkish Knight trilogy, Vice) is ready to star within the function adaptation The Pale Blue Eye, reuniting with director Scott Cooper (Loopy Coronary heart, Black Mass, Antlers) on the pair’s third film collectively, in response to Deadline. They beforehand labored collectively on 2013’s crime drama Out of the Furnace and 217’s western drama Hostiles.
Based mostly on the novel by Louis Bayard and tailored by Cooper, the thriller revolves across the try to unravel a collection of murders that came about in 1830 on the U.S. Army Academy at West Level.
Bale will play a veteran detective within the movie who investigates the murders, assisted by a detail-oriented younger cadet who will later turn into a world-famous writer, Edgar Allan Poe.
“Even though Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston and died, delirious, in Baltimore, the majority of his life was spent in Virginia, my home state,” Cooper stated. “So I grew up with his presence. He bequeathed us the detective genre, and he’s still such a presence in our culture, with every horror, mystery, and science fiction writer indebted to Poe. This is my attempt at a large-canvas whodunit, with a serial killer at its center. I want to make films that push me into a different, maybe uncomfortable space, but I am glad to have Christian go there with me. I’ve wanted to make this for over a decade and fortunately for me, Christian has perfectly aged into the lead character. He was far too young when I first thought of making this. Films are meant to happen at the right time. Christian is always in high demand, but to be able to make this with him will be such a joy for me.”
Cross Creek (The Trial of the Chicago 7) will finance and produce. Bale and Cooper will each produce together with John Lesher and Cross Creek’s Tyler Thompson. Filming is anticipated to start within the fall.
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