A “captivating thriller that’s also an Edgar Allan Poe origin story”, netflixit is pale blue eye comes first to select theaters on December 23, 2022as the movie begins airing on Netflix on January 6, 2023. pale blue eye was led by Scott Cooper (Crazy Heart, Wood) and the stars Christian Bale next to Harry Melling like Edgar Allan Poe.
Christian Bale plays retired detective Augustus Landor, assigned to investigate a series of murders. Check out another fresh look at Bale in the film via the official poster below.
What’s particularly interesting about this project for horror fans is that Edgar Allan Poe is a central character in the story, and we recently learned that Harry Potter actor Harry Melling was cast as Poe. Melling, who recently appeared on “The Queen’s Gambit,” is perhaps best known for playing Dudley Dursley in the Harry Potter film franchise.
Gillian Anderson (The crown), Lucy Boyton (Bohemian Rhapsody), Charlotte Gainsbourg (Antichrist), Toby Jones (first cow), Harry Lawtey (Industry), Simon McBurney (Carnival Row), Timothy Spall (Mr. Turner), Hadley Robinson (Moxie), Joey Brooks (Molly’s Game), Cook Brennan (Meet), Gideon Glick (Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), Fred Hechinger (The White Lotus), Matt Helm (Macbeth tragedy), steven maier (The Plot Against America), Charlie Tahan (ozark) and Robert Duval (The judge) also star.
“The film, written and directed by Cooper, is based on Louis Bayard’s 2006 novel of the same name, a gothic thriller he’s been looking to make for over a decade. It centers on a young cadet whom the world would know as Edgar Allan Poe (Melling) and a series of murders that took place at the United States Military Academy, West Point, in 1830.
“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 turns savage when it is discovered that the young man’s heart has been expertly removed. Fearing irreparable damage to the fledgling military academy, its leaders turn to local detective Augustus Landor (Christian Bale) to solve the murder. Blocked by the cadets’ code of silence, Landor enlists 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).