Scott Cooper directed the upcoming American film ‘The Pale Blue Eye’. It falls under the gothic horror mystery genre and is based on the same novel by the American author Louis Bayard in 2003.

Christian Bale has announced that he will participate in the film in February 2021. This film serves as the third one for Bale and director Cooper to work together.

The film’s all-star ensemble cast includes Harry Melling, Gillian Anderson, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Lucy Boynton, Toby Jones, Simon McBurney, Harry Lawtey, Robert Duvall, and Timothy Spall with Bale. Filming of the film began on November 29, 2021.

The premise of ‘The Pale Blue Eye’:

The Pale Blue Eye

The plot of the upcoming film The Pale Blue Eye is set in the year 1830 and revolves around a number of murders in addition to their investigation. The assassination takes place at the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York.

Augustus Landor, a veteran detective, is tasked with investigating the murder. A young cadet of the United States Military Academy Edgar Allan Poe helps in the investigations.

The Cast Members of the film

Christian Bale-

Christian Bale
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Detective Augustus Landor is played by English actor Christian Bale in the upcoming film. Academy Award winner Awad Bale has previously starred in a number of films and tv series.

His film credits include ‘The Fighter’, ‘American Hustle, ‘The Big Short, ‘Vice’, ‘Ford v Ferrari’, ‘3:10 to Yuma’, ‘American Psycho, ‘The Prestige’, ‘ The Machinist’, ‘I’m Not There’, ‘Empire of the Sun’, ‘Terminator Salvation’, ‘Rescue Dawn’, ‘Newsies’, ‘Swing Kids’, etc.

Bale played Batman in the films Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, and The Dark Knight Rises in 2005, 2008, and 2012 respectively.

Harry Melling-

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Young gothic mystery author Edgar Allan Poe is portrayed by English actor Harry Melling. His grandfather was the famous English actor Patrick Troughton who worked as the second incarnation of the Doctor in ‘Doctor Who.

Melling first gained prominence as a child actor for his portrayal of Harry’s muggle cousin Dudley Dursley in five Harry Potter films from 2001 to 2010. His other film credits are ‘The Lost City of Z’, ‘The Current War, ‘The Ballad of Buster Scruggs’, ‘The Keeper’, ‘The Old Guard’, ‘Say Your Prayers’, ‘ The Devil all the time, ‘The Tragedy of Macbeth’, and ‘Please Baby Please’ etc.

Melling portrayed Artilleryman in the BBC miniseries ‘The War of the Worlds’ in 2019. Next year he played Harry Beltik in the coming-of-age miniseries ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ in 2020 alongside Anya Taylor-Joy.

Gillian Anderson-

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The character of Julia Marquis is played by American actress Gillian Anderson in the upcoming film. In 1993 she was cast as FBI Special Agent Dana Scully in the sci-fi drama series ‘The X-Files’ in which role she played from 2002 and again from 2016 to 2018.

In 1998 Anderson took this role again in the same sci-fi thriller film called ‘The X-Files. Her other television credits include ‘Bleak House’, ‘The Fall’, ‘Hannibal’, ‘Sex Education’, ‘The Crown’, ‘The Last Lady’ etc.

Lucy Boynton-

Lucy Boynton
Lucy Boynton

British American actress Lucy Boynton will be seen playing Lea Marquis in the upcoming film. She was cast as Angelica Garnett in the BBC Two miniseries Life in Squares’ in 2015.

In 2017 she played Allison Adams in the Netflix television series ‘Gypsy’. From 2019 to 2020 Boynton starred as Astrid Sloan in the American comedy series ‘The Politician’. Next in 2022, she played Jean Courtney in the British cold war spy thriller series ‘The Ipcress File. In the same year she also played Lady Frankie Derwent in the detective fiction series ‘Why Didn’t They Ask Evans?’.

Boynton’s film credits include ‘Miss Potter’, ‘I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House,’ ‘Murder on the Orient Express,’ ‘Bohemian Rhapsody,’ ‘Chevalier’ etc.

Charlotte Gainsbourg-

Charlotte Gainsbourg
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English French actress and singer Charlotte Gainsbourg is another cast member of the upcoming film. In 2000 Gainsbourg starred as Marie Claude Vaillant-Couturier and Fantine in the two miniseries Nuremberg’ and ‘Les Misérables’ respectively.

Her film credits include ‘Paroles et Musiques’, ‘An Impudent Girl, ‘The Little Thief’, ‘The Sun Also Shines at Night, ‘Jane Eyre’, ‘My Wife In an Actress’, ‘The City of Your Final Destination,’ Do Not Disturb, ‘Independence Day: Resurgence,’ ‘The Snowman’, ‘My Dog Stupid’ etc.

Toby Jones-

Toby Jones
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The character of Dr. Daniel Marquis will be played by British actor Toby Jones in the upcoming film. He voiced Dobby, the Free Elf, in the Harry Potter films.

His film credits include ‘Finding Neverland, ‘Infamous’, ‘Amazing Grace, ‘W.’, ‘Frost/Nixon’, ‘Creation’, ‘Captain America: The First Avenger, ‘My Week with Marilyn’, ‘The Hunger Games’. , ‘The Man Who Knew Infinity’, ‘Dad’s Army’ etc.

Harry Lawtey-

Harry Lawtey

Playing Artemus Marquis we will see Harry Lawtey in the upcoming film. Lawtey played Robert in the tv drama series ‘Industria’ in 2020.

‘The Pale Blue Eye’ will be released on December 23, 2022, in selected theaters and will be released on Netflix on January 6, 2023.