Christian Bale will reunite with filmmaker Scott Cooper for a thriller titled ‘The Pale Blue Eye’ that revolves around a young Edgar Allen Poe. The Oscar-winning actor has previously collaborated with the director for critically-acclaimed movies ‘Out of the Furnace’ and ‘Hostiles’.
According to Deadline, Cooper will write and direct the film which is predicated on a 2003 novel by Louis Bayard. The story is about in 1830 and finds a veteran detective (Bale) investigating a gruesome murder at West Point Academy.
As an assistant, the detective takes on a young poet with a penchant for drink, the person who will someday come to be known to the planet as Edgar Allen Poe. As they work to uncover the mystery, their own friendship soon unravels as Poe delves into his partner’s own dark past.
Cooper said that the film is his attempt at whodunnit genre. “I want to form films that push me into a special , maybe uncomfortable space, but i’m glad to possess Christian go there with me. I’ve wanted to form this for over a decade and fortunately on behalf of me ,
Christian has perfectly aged into the lead character,” the filmmaker said. “He was far too young once I first thought of creating this. Films are meant to happen at the proper time. Christian is usually in high demand, but to be ready to make this with him are going to be such a joy on behalf of me ,” he added.
Production hopes to start this fall. Bale and Cooper also will both produce the film, as will John Lesher and Cross Creek’s Tyler Thompson.
This will be Bale and Cooper’s third feature together. Cooper last directed ‘Antlers’ for Searchlight Pictures and was also attached to direct Margaret Qualley in “A Head filled with Ghosts.”
Bale last starred in ‘Ford v. Ferrari’ and is at work on David O. Russell’s untitled next film at New Regency and Marvel’s ‘Thor: Love and Thunder.’
Source: Wion News