The light blue eye: Christian Bale plays the lead role in the adaptation by director Scott Cooper

Oscar winner Christian Bale (The fighter, The dark knight Trilogy, Vice) is set to asterisk in the feature adjustment The light blue eye, Reunion with director Scott Cooper (Crazy heart, Black mass, antler) for the couple’s third film together according to the deadline. Before that, they worked together on the 2013 crime drama From the oven and 217’s western drama Hostile ones.

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Based on the novel by Louis Bayard and adapted by Cooper, the thriller revolves around an attempt to solve a series of murders that took place at the US Military Academy in West Point in 1830.

In the film, Bale will play a skilled detective investigating the murders, aided by a detail-minded young cadet who would later become a world-famous writer, Edgar Allan Poe.

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“Although Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston and died madly in Baltimore, he spent most of his life in Virginia, my home state,” said Cooper. “So I grew up with his presence. He left us the detective genre, and he’s still so present in our culture that every horror, mystery, and science fiction writer owes Poe to indebtedness. This is my attempt at a large screen Whodunit with a serial killer in the middle. I want to make films that push me into another, perhaps uncomfortable room, but I’m glad Christian is going there with me. I’ve wanted to do this for over a decade and luckily Christian has aged perfectly into the main character. He was way too young when I thought of doing this. Films should take place at the right time. Christian is always in great demand, but it will be a great pleasure for me to be able to do this with him. “

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Cross Creek (The Chicago Trial 7) will finance and produce. Bale and Cooper will both co-produce with Cross Creek’s John Lesher and Tyler Thompson. Filming is scheduled to start in the fall.

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