The Pale Blue Eye Trailer Starring Christian Bale as a Jaded Detective Who Meets Edgar Allen Poe on Netflix
The trailer for Netflix’s upcoming period thriller The Pale Blue Eye, featuring Christian Bale as a world-weary detective whose path crosses with writer Edgar Allen Poe, has been released. The picture, directed by Scott Cooper, will have an Oscar-qualifying theatrical run in late December before arriving on Netflix on January 6.
When the investigator is quietly summoned to investigate the murder of a cadet, he enlists the assistance of the guy who would one day become famous as the writer Poe. He’s played in the film by Harry Melling, who rose to notoriety as Dudley Dursley in the Harry Potter films and has amassed quite a resume in recent years.
Melling has since received critical recognition for her work in films by the Coen Brothers, Antonio Campos, and James Gray. He also appeared in the critically acclaimed Netflix series The Queen’s Gambit. Cooper has described the film as a mix of a mystery and a father-son narrative.
“These individuals are all influenced by the environment: the cold, the snow, the bleak, extremely gothic, merciless scenery, the reminder of how people lived in 1830, which is an age that you don’t often see in the cinema,” he told Entertainment Weekly.
This made me feel as if the entire surroundings will impact not just the viewer, consciously or subconsciously, but also Poe on his trip through his genesis narrative.”
Bale is fresh off of another period mystery, David O Russell’s hilarious Amsterdam, in which he co-starred with John David Washington and Margot Robbie. Along with Disney’s Strange World and Lightyear, Warner Bros’ third Fantastic Beasts feature, and the latest Black Adam, Amsterdam is one of the year’s biggest box office flops.
The Oscar winner previously collaborated with Cooper on the bleak drama Out of the Furnace and the Western Hostages. Gillian Anderson, Lucy Boynton, and Robert Duvall also appear in The Pale Blue Eye. 1830, West Point. A world-weary detective is hired to investigate the brutal death of a cadet in secret.
Stymied by the cadets’ rule of silence, he enlists one of their own to assist in solving the case, a young man known to the world as Edgar Allan Poe.