The Pale Blue Eye Trailer: Christian Bale and Edgar Allan Poe Join Forces to Investigate a Murder in Netflix film
Netflix has released a trailer for the upcoming thriller film The Pale Blue Eye. The film will see veteran detective Augustus Landor ( Christian Bale) teaming up with Edgar Allan Poe ( Harry Melling) to investigate a murder in 1830s New York. The film is adapted from the 2006 novel of the same name by author Louis Bayard.
Netflix‘s synopsis of the film reads:
“West Point, 1830. In the early hours of a gray winter morning, a cadet is found dead. But after the body arrives at the morgue, tragedy becomes savagery when it’s discovered that the young man’s heart has been skillfully removed. Fearing irreparable damage to the fledgling military academy, its leaders turn to a local detective, Augustus Landor (Christian Bale), to solve the murder.
Stymied by the cadets’ code of silence, Landor enlists the help of one of their own to pursue the case, an eccentric cadet with a disdain for the rigors of the military and a penchant for poetry — a young man named Edgar Allan Poe (Harry Melling). Based on the novel by Louis Bayard, THE PALE BLUE EYE is directed by Scott Cooper and stars an acclaimed supporting cast, including Gillian Anderson, Lucy Boynton, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Toby Jones, Harry Lawtey, Simon McBurney, Hadley Robinson, Timothy Spall and Robert Duvall.”
Starring alongside Bale and Melling will be Lucy Boynton, Gillian Anderson, Charlie Tahan, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Toby Jones, Harry Lawtey, Timothy Spall, Simon McBurney, Gideon Glick, Hadley Robinson, Fred Hechinger, and Robert Duvall. The film was written and directed by Scott Cooper. Cooper and Bale have collaborated before in the 2013 film Out of the Furnace and the 2017 film Hostiles. The film is produced by Bale and Cooper alongside John Lesher and Tyler Thompson. Dylan Weathered and Tracey Landon served as executive producers.
The Pale Blue Eye will have a limited theater release on December 23, 2022, with a premiere on Netflix coming on January 6, 2023.
Check out the trailer below: