Hoo boy! I cannot wait for The Pale Blue Eye! Check out the film’s trailer and you, too, might be as excited about it as I am!

The Pale Blue Eye
The Pale Blue Eye: Christian Bale as Augustus Landor — Photo credit: Scott Garfield / Netflix © 2022

It’s based on a best-selling historical mystery novel. Its look and feel has noir all over it. And it stars Oscar® winner Christian Bale (The Fighter, American Hustle, Vice) and a cast of top-notch actors.

It is the upcoming Netflix Film The Pale Blue Eye.

Based on the novel of the same name by Edgar® Awards and Dagger Awards nominee Louis Bayard (who teaches at my alma mater), The Pale Blue Eye follows Augustus Landor (Christian Bale), a world-weary detective who’s hired to investigate a gruesome murder in 1830 New York.

In the early hours of a gray winter morning, a cadet is found dead at West Point, seemingly the victim of suicide. It isn’t until his corpse arrives at the morgue that the tragedy is discovered to have been a murder, one made worse by an act of utter savagery: the young man’s “heart was carved from his chest.” Fearing a scandal would cause irreparable damage to the fledgling military academy, its leaders turn to local detective Augustus Landor to solve the crime discreetly.

But the cadets’ code of silence proves a hindrance instead of a help, so Landor enlists the assistance of one of their own to help unravel 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 (played by Harry Melling of the “Harry Potter” films).

The Pale Blue Eye, a Netflix Film, has its global streaming premiere on Friday, January 6, 2023, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.) (It launches in select cinemas on December 23.)

The cast includes Gillian Anderson (The Crown), Lucy Boynton (Bohemian Rhapsody), Charlotte Gainsbourg (Melancholia), Toby Jones (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire), Harry Lawtey (Magpie Murders), Simon McBurney (Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation), Timothy Spall (Mr. Turner), and Robert Duvall (The Godfather).

The film is written and directed by multi-award winner Scott Cooper (Crazy Heart).


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