The Harry Potter actors often manage to surprise us by taking on roles as diverse as they are varied, like the role of Daniel Radcliffe in Swiss Army Man, Emma Watson in the remake of The Beauty and the Beast or Rupert Grint in the Netflix series Sick Note. But they’re not the only ones: another former child star ofHarry Potter will soon land the title role inspired by the life of one of the world’s most famous poets, alongside Christian Bale.
Dudley’s interpreter will play a famous author
The name Harry Melling doesn’t necessarily mean something to you, but you obviously know the character he plays: Harry Potter’s tyrannical cousin Dudley Dursley.
Since the end of the witchcraft saga, Harry Melling has not been idle. The actor starred in various productions such as The Old Guard (2020) with Charlize Theron and Chiwetel Ejiofor, The Lost City of Z (2016), as well as the successful series His Dark Materials.
He is also present in the no less popular Netflix series: The Lady’s Game. The actor therefore seems to have definitely oriented himself towards a more “mature” kind of cinema
In a future Netflix movie titled The Pale Blue Eye, he will play the main role of Edgar Alan Poe, prolific poet from the beginning of the 19th century and legendary reference in horror literature.
A film tribute to Edgar Allan Poe
The plot of the film will take place in 1830 and will focus on a series of bizarre murders taking place in the American military school of West Point. In this terrible context, to say the least, an experienced detective will try to shed light on this sordid story.
For this, he will be accompanied by an assistant just as eager to bring out the truth. This assistant is none other than a brilliant author in the making: Edgar Allan Poe.
Harry Melling will give the answer to Christian Bale (Batman Begins) who will play the famous detective in question. The realisation of The Pale Blue Eye will be provided by Scoot Cooper which is inspired by the eponymous novel by American author Louis Bayard.
Scott Cooper has been trying to adapt this novel he is passionate about for almost 10 years. After so many years, this heart project should be available at the end of the year on Netflix.
Other upcoming projects for Harry Melling
At the same time, you can also find the actor in a new tribute to a British author in The Tragedy of Macbeth. In addition to Harry Melling, Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand will also star in this production by Joel Coen (which will not be in tandem with his brother Ethan Coen, a first.)