Date: 8th March 2021
Christian Bale and Scott Cooper's Edgar Allen Poe-inspired thriller "The Pale Blue Eye" has been acquired by Netflix in a $55 million deal for worldwide rights.
The film focuses on an attempt to solve a series of murders that took place at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1830. Oscar-winner Bale reunites with Cooper, director of the 2017 Western Hostiles, playing a veteran detective who investigates the murders, helped by a young-cadet who will later become world-famous author, Edgar Allan Poe. Cooper penned the screenplay, an adaptation of the Louis Bayard novel of the same name.
Cooper made his directorial debut with the 2009 movie Crazy Heart, which starred Jeff Bridges and Maggie Gyllenhaal. Earning universal acclaim, the movie won Bridges the Oscar for Best Actor. The director would follow this up by directing Bale in Out of the Furnace alongside Woody Harrelson, Casey Affleck, and Forest Whitaker.
Bale has a couple of other major projects in the works as well. He will play Gorr the God Butcher, the main villain, in the upcoming Marvel sequel Thor: Love and Thunder. He has also been cast in an untitled period movie by David O. Russell as part of an ensemble that includes Margot Robbie, John David Washington, Rami Malek, Zoe Saldana, Anya Taylor-Joy, Mike Myers, and Robert De Niro. Thor: Love and Thunder will be released on May 6, 2022, while the Russell movie doesn't yet have an official release date.
Source: Press Release