Harry Potter star lands role in new Netflix thriller – and we can’t wait to watch
Harry Melling, who played Dudley Dursley in the Magic Film franchise, will star alongside Christian Bale in upcoming horror thriller The Pale Blue Eye
Harry potter Star Harry melling landed an exciting new role playing one of the world’s most famous authors.
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The 32-year-old, who played Dudley Dursley in the magical film franchise, is expected to star opposite Christian Bale in new Netflix horror thriller titled Pale blue eye.
In the film, Harry will play a young Edgar Allen Poe, and we think the cast couldn’t be more perfect! The actor, who has changed a lot over the years since entering the scene at the age of 11, looks like the spitting image of the famous American author. See a side-by-side below …
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The film is based on the detective novel of the same name written by Louis Bayard and published in 2006. Set in the early 19th century, it follows a retired New York detective (Christian Bale), called upon to investigate a series of murders in a military academy with the help of a young Poe.
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While the author, who is best known for his Gothic poems and short stories, spent time in the military in his youth, tthe film is not based on real events. Instead, it is a fictional exploration of the author’s early experiences that may have inspired his later writings.
Harry will play American gothic author Edgar Allen Poe in new film
The pale blue eye is expected to be led by Scott Cooper, whose previous work includes Mad heart, black mass and Hostiles. His latest film, a horror film about a mysterious creature wreaking havoc in a small American town titled Wood, will be released later this year.
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Meanwhile, viewers will have seen Harry more recently in the Emmy-winning Netflix series. Queen’s Gambiat alongside Anya Taylor-Joy. His other recent acting credits include the Netflix movies The devil all the time, the ballad of Buster Scruggs and fantastic series Its dark materials.
Before The pale blue eye lands on Netflix, fans can see it in a new take on Shakespeare Macbeth directed by Joel Coen for Apple TV +, alongside Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand.
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