Director Scott Cooper has just added a whole batch of actors to his mystery thriller The Pale Blue Eye, rounding out his cast. Joining Christian Bale (Vice) and Harry Melling (The Queen’s Gambit) are Gillian Anderson (The Crown), Timothy Spall (Spencer), Robert Duvall (The Judge), Toby Jones (First Cow) and several more.
Lucy Boynton (Bohemian Rhapsody), Charlotte Gainsbourg (The Accusation) Harry Lawtey (Industry), Simon McBurney (Carnival Row), Hadley Robinson (Moxie), Joey Brooks (Molly’s Game), Brennan Keel Cook (Encounter), Gideon Glick (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), Fred Hechinger (The White Lotus), Matt Helm (The Tragedy of Macbeth), Steven Maier (The Plot Against America) and Charlie Tahan (Ozark).
The film will see Bale portraying a veteran detective investigating a series of murders that took place in 1830 at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Assisting his character in the case is a detail-oriented young cadet who will later become a world famous author, Edgar Allan Poe (Melling).
Cooper has written the script based off the 2006 novel of the same name by Louis Bayard. Cooper and Bale are producing the film with Grisbi Productions’ John Lesher and Cross Creek Pictures’ Tyler Thompson. Executive producing is Grisbi’s Dylan Weathered and Tracey Landon.
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