Charlotte Gainsbourg

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Charlotte Gainsbourg

Charlotte Gainsbourg, Timothy Spall, Gillian Anderson and Robert Duvall are among a torrent of actors to join previously announced Harry Melling and Christian Bale on Scott Cooper’s upcoming Gothic thriller The Pale Blue Eye for Netflix.

Lucy Boynton, Toby Jones, Harry Lawtey, Simon McBurney, Hadley Robinson, Joey Brooks, Brennan Keel Cook, Gideon Glick, Fred Hechinger, Matt Helm, Steven Maier, and Charlie Tahan also take their place among the ensemble.

The Pale Blue Eye is a project Cooper has wanted to make for more than a decade. The filmmaker adapted the screenplay from Louis Bayard’s novel of the same name about a series of murders that took place in 1830 at the West Point US military and centres on a young cadet the world would come to know as the renowned writer Edgar Allan Poe, played by Melling.

Bale will play the detective tasked with investigating the murders and is producing alongside Cooper, John Lesher, and Tyler Thompson of Cross Creek Pictures. Cooper has worked with Bale on Hostiles and Out Of The Furnace and his credits include recent Antlers, and Crazy Heart starring Oscar winner Jeff Bridges.

Executive Producers are Dylan Weathered of Grisbi Productions and Tracey Landon.