Pale Blue Eye Character Posters Tease Netflix Gothic Horror Murder Mystery

A new batch of character posters for the pale blue eye put the spotlight on the major players at the center of Netflix’s upcoming gothic horror murder mystery film. Featuring Academy Award winner Christian Bale as world-weary detective Augustus Landor and Harry Potter Y The Queen’s Gambit starring Harry Melling as a young Edgar Allan Poe, the posters are courtesy of Collider and can be admired below.

The rest of the posters offer a good look at the supporting cast of the pale blue eyeincluded Bohemian Rhapsody star Lucy Boynton as Lea Marquis, x-files Y The crown star Gillian Anderson as Julia Marquis and Academy Award winner Robert Duvall as occult expert Jean Pepe.


Directed by Scott Cooper (Out of the oven, Antlers), and adapted from Louis Bayard’s 2006 novel of the same name, the pale blue eye takes audiences back to 1830 and follows veteran detective Augustus Landor, who is called to investigate a series of murders at the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York. Now a restless widower, Landor agrees to come out of his retirement to take over the case. The real twist comes when Landor teams up with a young cadet at the academy, who turns out to be the real-life legendary writer and poet Edgar Allan Poe.

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The Pale Blue Eye is coming to Netflix in January

Christian Bale in The Pale Blue Eye

Aside from the murder mystery, the pale blue eye will focus heavily on the relationship between Christian Bale as a worn-out detective and Harry Melling’s surprisingly brilliant Edgar Allen Poe. “At first he dismisses it, but he comes to discover that it’s the centerpiece of his life, which he’d be quite embarrassed to admit, with his age and his position and all that,” Bale explains. “He finds himself perhaps learning new things, and certainly remembering things he had forgotten about in life.”

Still in his early years, Poe will not have fully developed into the macabre writer we all know. “All the characters in the story have secrets,” Bale says of the characters who inhabit the dark and shadowy world of The Pale Blue Eye. “And while Poe seems to be the one clearly putting on an act, he’s actually the most sincere. Everyone else is acting more quietly, but no one is who they pretend to be.”

the pale blue eye has amassed a stellar cast alongside Christian bale and Harry Melling, and features Gillian Anderson (The crown), Lucy Boyton (Bohemian Rhapsody), Charlotte Gainsburg (Antichrist), Toby Jones (first cow), Harry Lawtey (Industry), Simon McBurney (carnival line), Timothy Spall (mr turner), Hadley Robinson (moxie), Joey Brooks (Molly’s game), Brennan Cook (Find), Gideon Glick (Wonderful Mrs. Maisel), Fred Hechinger (the white lotus), Matt Helm (Macbeth’s tragedy), Steven Maier (The plot against America), Charlie Tahan (ozark) and Robert Duvall (Judge).

the pale blue eye is scheduled to be released in select theaters on December 23, 2022, ahead of its streaming release on January 6, 2023 on Netflix.

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