A star-studded film shot on the campus of Westminster College will hit theaters this winter.
Netflix’s “The Pale Blue Eye” hits theaters December 23, then on Netflix from January 6.
The gothic crime thriller began filming in early December 2021 on the Westminster campus in the Quad Zone. Actors were filmed walking around campus; the photograph also included shots of the stone buildings of Westminster, intended to depict an 1830s West Point Academy campus.
Additional filming took place in McConnells Mill State Park and Somerset County, as well as in Pittsburgh.
The film, starring Oscar winner Christian Bale, is based on Louis Bayard’s 2006 novel of the same name.
The plot involves a young cadet who is found dead with his heart removed, prompting a detective from New York to arrive at the West Point campus in order to solve the crime in a low-key fashion.
The detective, played by Bale, finds help and forms a fatherly bond with a young cadet named Edgar Allen Poe, played by Harry Melling.
Melling is known for his work in “Queen’s Gambit” and portrayed Dudley Dursley in the Harry Potter films.
Bale won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his role in the 2011 boxing film ‘The Fighter’. He was also up for Best Supporting Actor for his role as a finance guru in “The Big Short,” and for Best Actor for his performance in the movie “American Hustle” and for his portrayal of the former Vice President Dick Cheney in “Vice.”
Bale is also producing the film, while Scott Cooper is directing. The cast includes Robert Duvall.
Westminster College was paid for its use of the campus, money that should be reinvested in facilities.