Scott Cooper’s Netflix film The Pale Blue Eye has fleshed out its cast, with two-time Emmy winner Gillian Anderson (The Crown), Lucy Boynton (Bohemian Rhapsody), Charlotte Gainsbourg (Antichrist), Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Toby Jones (First Cow), Harry Lawtey (Industry), Simon McBurney (Carnival Row), five-time BAFTA Award nominee Timothy Spall (Mr. Turner), 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), Charlie Tahan (Ozark) and Oscar winner Robert Duvall (The Judge) signing on to star alongside the previously announced Harry Melling and Christian Bale.
The film written and directed by Cooper is based on Louis Bayard’s 2006 novel of the same name—a Gothic thriller that he’s been looking to make for more than a decade. It centers on a young cadet the world would come to know as Edgar Allan Poe (Melling) and a series of murders that took place at the United States Military Academy, West Point, in 1830.
In his third collaboration with Cooper, on the heels of the critically acclaimed films Hostiles and Out of the Furnace, Bale will portray the detective tasked with investigating the murders. No information has been disclosed, as to the roles the film’s new cast members will play.
Cooper and Bale are producing the pic with John Lesher of Grisbi Productions and Tyler Thompson of Cross Creek Pictures, with Grisbi’s Dylan Weathered exec producing alongside Tracey Landon.
Anderson is represented by UTA and Independent Talent Group (UK); Boynton by CAA, United Agents (UK) and Jackoway Austen Tyerman; Gainsbourg by ICM Partners, Artmedia (France), Markham, Froggatt and Irwin (UK) and Untitled Entertainment; Jones by Artists Rights Group (UK); Lawtey by UTA and Hamilton Hodell (UK); McBurney by UTA, The Artists Partnership (UK) and Circle of Confusion; Spall by Markhan, Froggatt and Irwin, and Berwick & Kovacik; Robinson by UTA and Jackoway Austen Tyerman; Brooks by WME and Management 360; Cook by Momentum Talent and Literary Agency and Robert Stein Management; Glick by CAA and Untitled Entertainment; Hechinger by A3 Artists Agency, Brillstein Entertainment Partners and Jackoway Austen Tyerman; Helm by UTA; Maier by Authentic Talent and Literary Management and Boals, Winnett & Associates; Tahan by Paradigm and Jackoway Austen Tyerman; and Duvall by UTA.
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