Set in 1830 at West Point, New York, THE PALE BLUE EYE is an upcoming thriller film starring Christian Bale as detective Augustus Landor, who investigates a series of murders with the assistance of a young Edgar Allan Poe.
The film will be released in select cinemas on December 23, 2022, followed by a Netflix streaming release on January 6, 2023.
THE PALE BLUE EYE, directed by Scott Cooper, is based on the novel by Louis Bayard and has an acclaimed supporting ensemble that includes Gillian Anderson, Lucy Boynton, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Toby Jones, Harry Lawtey, Simon McBurney, Hadley Robinson, Timothy Spall, and Robert Duvall.
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).
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Directed by Scott Cooper
Screenplay by Scott Cooper
Based on The Pale Blue Eye by Louis Bayard
Cast: Christian Bale, Harry Melling, Gillian Anderson, Lucy Boynton, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Toby Jones, Harry Lawtey, Simon McBurney, Timothy Spall, and Robert Duvall
Cinematography by Masanobu Takayanagi
Music by Howard Shore
Release dates: December 23, 2022 (United States) and January 6, 2023 (Netflix)