The Pale Blue Eye adds Gillian Anderson, Robert Duvall and many more to the cast

Upcoming Netflix movie The light blue eye has announced the rounding off of its cast. According to The Hollywood Reporter Scott Cooper (Hostile, Antlers) -written and directed production has brought on Gillian Andersen (Kronen, X-Files), Robert Duvall (Apocalypse now, The judge), and Timothy Spall (The last bus, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban). Already set to star alongside the recently announced actors will be Christian Bale (American Psycho, The fighter) and Harry Melling (The Queen’s Gambit, that Harry Potter franchise).


To fill the ensemble crew will be Lucy Boynton (Bohemian Rhapsody), Charlotte gainsbourg (Antichrist), Toby Jones (Detectors, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets), Harry Lawtey, Simon McBurney (The Conjuring 2), and Hadley Robinson (Moxie). Also set for starring roles in the mysterious thriller will be Joey Brooks (The big short), Brennan Cook (Love you to death), Gideon Glick (The two others, Spring Awakening), Fred Hechinger (The woman in the window), Matt Helm (The tragedy of Macbeth), Steven Maier (Plotted against America), and Charlie Hold (Ozark).

The light blue eye, which is based on a historical fiction novel from 2006 of the same name by author Louis Bayard, follows a criminal case at the acclaimed US Military Academy in West Point in 1830. After a series of murders take place, a detective, played by Bale, dives in to reveal the secret underground world of the military school. At the center of the story is a cadet named Edgar Allan Poe (Melling).

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Obtaining the rights to the upcoming gothic thriller was no cakewalk. Netflix bought the production out for as much as $ 55 million, beating others who watched the play right to the curb. Along with the lead role as the police officer trying to make the case wide open, Bale will also act as a producer alongside Cooper, John Lesher, and Tyler Thompson, who will be featured in Cross Creek Pictures. Cross Creek Pictures has recently found success in producing The lawsuit against Chicago 7. The film was originally scheduled to have a theatrical release, but was instead purchased by Netflix due to issues surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. The light blue eye will be the third time Bale and Cooper go together. The duo have also worked together on hits like Hostile and Out of the oven. Hop on as executive producers it will be Dylan weathered and Tracey Landon.


With such a full cast and an exciting and mysterious story, The light blue eye is bound to be a huge money maker for the streaming service. No release date for the upcoming film has been announced yet.


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Christian Bale reunites with ‘Hostiles’ director Scott Cooper for the crime thriller ‘The Pale Blue Eye’

Get ready to watch Bale solve a murder mystery with Edgar Allan Poe.

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