Said the Raven! It has been announced that Harry Melling (Harry Potter, The old guard, Y The Queen’s Gambit) wants to play Edgar Allan Poe alongside Christian Bale in Scott Cooper’s The pale blue eye. Described as an exciting project for Cooper, Melling will play a young version of the iconic writer of the upcoming Netflix murder mystery. Cooper is said to have been looking to get this project going for over a decade, and now two major stars are attached to the material. Cooper will direct in addition to adapting the screenplay for Louis Bayard’s novel of the same name.
In the film, Bale plays a veteran detective tasked with solving a series of murders that took place in 1830 at the United States Military Academy at West Point. To solve the mystery, Bale’s detective teams up with a detail-oriented young cadet (Melling), who will later become the world-famous author the world knows today.
Cross Creek will finance and produce the project with Cross Creek Pictures’ Bale, Cooper, John Lesher and Tyler Thompson. The pale blue eye serves as the third collaboration between Bale and Cooper, who previously teamed up to Out of the oven other Hostile.
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After hitting the Hollywood scene as Dudley Dursley for the Harry Potter series of films, Melling continued to appear in various films, shorts and television series. Then in 2020, his star seemed to shine brighter than ever when he appeared as the crying villain Merrick on Netflix. The old guard. After that, Melling started booking all kinds of lead roles for movies like The devil all the time other Say your prayers. Melling then starred opposite Anya Taylor-Joy as chess prodigy Harry Beltik on Netflix. The Queen’s Gambit. His next film will be Joel Coen’s Macbeth, also starring Denzel Washington, Frances McDormand and Brendan Gleeson, among others. Melling plays Malcolm in the upcoming film, which tells the story of when a Scottish lord is convinced by a trio of witches that he will become the next King of Scotland.
Melling is certainly making more than sweet chess moves as he continues his way around the Hollywood chessboard. You are also keeping good company. Edgar Allan Poe has always been a fascinating figure both on and off the big screen, and it should be interesting to see Melling’s take on the legendary poet.