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 sale marks a document for a worldwide deal on the European Film Market, which is being held just about this 12 months, a person with data tells TheWrap.
A spokesperson for Netflix confirmed the “The Pale Blue Eye” acquisition to TheWrap Saturday however declined to touch upon the monetary phrases of the deal.
Cooper will write and direct “The Pale Blue Eye,” which is predicated on a 2003 novel by Louis Bayard. The story is about in 1830 and finds a veteran detective (Bale) investigating a ugly homicide at West Point Academy.
As an assistant, the detective takes on a younger poet with a penchant for drink, the person who will some day come to be recognized to the world as Edgar Allen Poe. As they work to uncover the thriller, their very own friendship quickly unravels as Poe delves into his associate’s personal darkish previous.
Cross Creek is financing and producing “The Pale Blue Eye,” and CAA Media Finance and Endeavor Content are co-represented home distribution rights. MadRiver dealt with worldwide gross sales.
Production hopes to start this fall. Bale and Cooper will even each produce the movie, as will John Lesher and Cross Creek’s Tyler Thompson.
This will probably be Bale and Cooper’s third characteristic movie collectively following “Hostiles” from 2017 and “Out of the Furnace” from 2013. Cooper final directed “Antlers” for Searchlight Pictures and was additionally hooked up to direct Margaret Qualley in “A Head Full of Ghosts.”
Bale most just lately starred in “Ford v. Ferrari” and is at work on David O. Russell’s untitled subsequent movie at New Regency and Marvel’s “Thor: Love and Thunder.”
Deadline first reported the information that Netflix had acquired “The Pale Blue Eye.”
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