Netflix has unveiled the full trailer for The Pale Blue Eye, the upcoming gothic mystery period drama starring Christian Bale as a veteran detective. The video teases Detective Augustus Landor’s most challenging murder case yet involving the suspicious deaths of a number of young cadets at the U.S. Military Academy.
The Pale Blue Eye trailer suggests that the victims are potentially being used in cult-like rituals. With the help of Harry Melling’s Edgar Allan Poe, Bale’s Augustus must solve the case and find the murderer before more lives get sacrificed.
Based on the gothic thriller novel by Louis Bayard, The Pale Blue Eye is written, directed, and produced by Scott Cooper. It revolves around the attempt to solve a series of murders that took place in 1830 at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Bale will play a veteran detective in the film who investigates the murders, assisted by a detail-oriented young cadet who will later become a world-famous author, Edgar Allan Poe.
Joining Bale and Melling are Gillian Anderson (The Crown) Oscar winner Robert Duvall, Lucy Boynton (Bohemian Rhapsody), Toby Jones (First Cow), Charlotte Gainsbourg (Antichrist), Harry Lawtey (Industry), Simon McBurney (Carnival Row), and Timothy Spall (Mr. Turner), Fred Hechinger (Fear Street trilogy), Hadley Robinson (Moxie), Joey Brooks (Molly’s Game), Brennan Keel Cook (Encounter), Gideon Glick (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), Matt Helm (The Tragedy of Macbeth), Steven Maier (The Plot Against America), and Charlie Tahan (Ozark).
The Pale Blue Eye is financed and produced by Cross Creek (The Trial of the Chicago 7) Bale is also producing along with Grisbi Productions’ John Lesher and Cross Creek’s Tyler Thompson. Meanwhile, Tracey Landon and Grisbi’s Dylan Weathered are serving as executive producers.
The film will arrive in select theaters on December 23, followed by its streaming debut on January 6, 2023.