The Pale Blue Eye Release Date: It’s that time of year again when everyone settles in with a bowl of popcorn to watch an old-school crime caper on Netflix. Murder on the Orient Express, Knives Out, and the more recent Enola Holmes are just a few examples of 2017’s mystery films that will surely put a jolt into your holiday and new year celebrations.
Get ready for the thrilling suspense of Netflix’s The Pale Blue Eye, featuring an incredible cast! Follow a fictitious Edgar Allen Poe as he helps another character to solve two gruesome murders. It promises to be one mystery you won’t want to miss!
Poe has been portrayed on screen before, but this is the first time we will see the author before he became one of the world’s best horror and detective fiction writers.
The Pale Blue Eye is a captivating film that delves into the mysterious life of one of history’s most renowned poets, inspiring many, including Arthur Conan Doyle, H.G. Wells & Stephen King. Our article will uncover its release date, cast members, plot, and much more! Stay tuned to learn all there is to know about this incredible movie!
What Is The Pale Blue Eye About?
Louis Bayard’s 2006 novel, from which this film draws inspiration, is set at the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York. In 1830 a tragedy unfurled when an unfortunate cadet met his demise – hanging followed by having his heart cut out.
The academy is rocked and mystified by the murders, so they solicit help from Gus Landor, a former police detective. Seeking guidance within their ranks, Landor also teams up with a brave young cadet named Edgar Allan Poe to solve the case – quite the unlikeliest of duos!
The Pale Blue Eye reveals the early work of the author of The Raven, who seems to be in his absolute element in this chilly and gruesome whodunit long before Poe became the iconic poet of his time.
While the film is not based on actual events (though Poe did serve in the military & spent seven months at West Point), the scenes and dialogue that viewers will be treated to feel as genuine and authentic as if they were based on actual events.
The Pale Blue Eye Release Date
On Friday, January 6th, the film will be available on Netflix worldwide, so you won’t have to wait long to watch it in the privacy of your own home.
However, if you can’t wait until then to watch it, you can catch it in limited theatres across the UK starting this Friday, the 23rd.
Who Are In The Cast Of ‘The Pale Blue Eye’?
A talented cast of actors has been assembled for Netflix’s The Pale Blue Eye, with Christian Bale starring in the leading role as Augustus Landor. Recently released by the streaming platform is a first-look photo which showcases Bale walking through an ethereal fog illuminated only by a single lantern.
Harry Melling, who you may know as Dudley Dursley from the Harry Potter films, will star alongside Bale. In the Netflix drama, Melling will play the role of Edgar Allan Poe. Starring alongside Gillian Anderson and Robert Duvall is also Lucy Boynton and others.
Here is the complete cast list:
- Christian Bale as August Landor
- Harry Melling as Edgar Allen Poe
- Gillian Anderson
- Lucy Boynton
- Charlotte Gainsbourg
- Toby Jones
- Harry Lawtey
- Joey Brooks
- Brennan Cook
- Gideon Glick
- Fred Hechinger
- Matt Helm
- Steven Maier
- Charlie Tahan
- Robert Duvall
The Pale Blue Eye Trailer
Christian Bale’s portrayal of a Victorian-era detective has thrilled the actor’s devoted followers. The teaser for The Pale Blue Eye successfully raises tension without giving away too much of the plot. The film’s ominous visuals and thought-provoking dialogue make it a must-see.