Christian Bale is to star in ‘The Pale Blue Eye’.

The 47-year-old actor will team up once again with director Scott Cooper for the third time on the thriller

The plot revolves around the attempt to solve a series of murders that took place in 1830 at the US Military Academy at West Point. Christian will play a veteran detective who investigates the murders, who is aided by a detail-oriented young cadet who would later become a world famous author, Edgar Allan Poe.

Bale and Cooper previously collaborated on the films ‘Out of the Furnace’ and ‘Hostiles’.

Scott told Deadline: “Even though Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston and died, delirious, in Baltimore, the majority of his life spent in Virginia, my home state.

“So I grew up in his presence. He bequeathed us the detective genre, and he’s still such a presence in our culture, with every horror, mystery and science fiction writer