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The Christian Bale and Harry Melling Gothic horror-thriller The Pale Blue Eye from director Scott Cooper and Netflix has added Gillian Anderson, Timothy Spall, and Robert Duvall to the cast.

The movie, which focuses on an attempt to solve a series of murder cases that took place at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1830, also unveiled an ensemble cast that includes Lucy Boynton, Toby Jones, Harry Lawtey, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Hadley Robinson, and Simon McBurney.

Joey Brooks, Brennan Cook, Gideon Glick, Fred Hechinger, Charlie Tahan, Matt Helm, and Steven Maier will also star. Scott Cooper has adapted the screenplay of the Pale Blue Eye novel by Louis Bayard of the same name.


Netflix outbid several rivals to get the worldwide rights to a thriller that revolves around a small cadet, the world would come to know as Edgar Allan Poe, played by Melling. Bale, who will play the role of a detective appointed to investigate murder cases, producing alongside John Lesher, Cooper, and Tyler Thompson of Cross Creek Pictures.

Cross Creek has produced The Trial Of The Chicago 7, which Netflix picked up from the international deal after the film could not be released in theaters due to the pandemic.

Executive producer credits on Pale Blue Eye are shared by Dylan Weathered and Tracey Landon. The film marks the third collaboration between Christian Bale and Cooper after they previously teamed in the highly acclaimed films Hostiles and Out of the Furnace.


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