The Pale Blue Eye: Release date, cast, synopsis, teaser & more

‘The Pale Blue Eye’ is a thriller film set in 1830 that follows a detective who is hired to investigate a brutal murder of a cadet. 

Release date

The film is set to premiere on January 6, 2023, on Netflix.

Cast and creators

  • Christian Bale as Augustus Landor
  • Harry Melling as Edgar Allan Poe
  • Lucy Boynton
  • Gillian Anderson
  • Toby Jones
  • Hary Lawtey
  • Timothy Spall
  • Robert Duval

Written and directed by Scott Cooper


“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 becomes savagery when it’s discovered that the young man’s heart has been skillfully removed. Fearing irreparable damage to the fledgling military academy, its leaders turn to a local detective, Augustus Landor (Christian Bale), to solve the murder.

“Stymied by the cadets’ code of silence, Landor enlists the help of 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).”

Other details

‘The Pale Blue Eye’ is based on the novel of the same name by Louis Bayard.


The clip hints at a dark and intense setting as Augustus attempts to solve the case. It also shows glimpses of the 1830 time period, when the narrative takes place.

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