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Christian Bale: The Pale Blue Eye – The West Point Murders

The Pale Blue Eye – The West Point Murders: Christian Bale investigates mysterious murders in the new trailer of the Netflix film

Netflix has released the official trailer of The Pale Blue Eye – The West Point crimes, a gothic thriller that can boast a respectable cast in which  Christian Bale stands out in the lead role.

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Based on the 2006 historical novel of the same name written by Louis Bayard,

the story of the film takes place in 1830 at the famous military academy at West Point, in the state of New York.

The assassination of several cadets leads to the arrival of the famous detective Augustus Landor (Christian Bale),

who is charged with carrying out investigations on campus. In solving the mystery he will be helped by the young Edgar Allan Poe ( Harry Melling ),

a cadet allergic to military life but passionate about poetry.

However, the rigorous and disciplined world of the academy could hide much more than a secret, as the two will soon discover.

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The Pale Blue Eye was written and directed by  Scott Cooper,
who previously worked with Christian Bale on 2013  ‘s Out of the Furnace and 2017’s  Hostiles.
Cooper and Christian Bale are also credited as producers of the film alongside John Lesher and Tyler Thompson.
Dylan Weathered and Tracey Landon are executive producers.

In addition to Christian Bale and Melling in the cast, there are names of the caliber of Gillian AndersonRobert Duvall, Timothy Spall, Lucy Boynton, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Toby Jones,

Harry Lawtey, Simon McBurney, Hadley Robinson, Joey Brooks, Brennan Cook,

Gideon Glick, Fred Hechinger, Matt Helm, Steven Maier, and Charlie Tahan.

The film is expected on  Netflix on  January 6, 2023. In the hopes of taking part in the awards season and especially the Oscars,

the film will however enjoy a short window of distribution on the big screen starting on December 23rd.

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