The Pale Blue Eye Movie

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West Point, 1830. A world-weary detective is hired to discreetly investigate the gruesome murder of a cadet. Stymied by the cadets’ code of silence, he enlists one of their own to help unravel the case — a young man the world would come to know as Edgar Allan Poe.

Who's Involved:

Robert Duvall, Christian Bale, Timothy Spall, Gillian Anderson, John Lesher, Fred Hechinger, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Toby Jones, Peter Chernin, Charlie Tahan, Lucy Boynton, Tyler Thompson, Harry Melling, Harry Lawtey, Scott Cooper, Simon McBurney, Hadley Robinson, Joey Brooks, Brennan Keel Cook, Steven Maier, Matt Helm, Gideon Glick

Runtime: N/A
Language: English

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Plot: What's the story about?

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).

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Who stars in The Pale Blue Eye: Cast List

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Chevalier, Copperhead  

Nymphomaniac: Part One, The Snowman  

Empire of Light, The Wonder  

Joker: Folie à Deux  

Siberia, The Conjuring 2  

Assassin's Bullet, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince  

The Boys in the Boat, Moxie  

Take the Night  


Who's making The Pale Blue Eye: Crew List

A look at the The Pale Blue Eye behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Scott Cooper last directed Antlers and Hostiles. The film's writer Scott Cooper last wrote Hostiles and Out of the Furnace.


Scott Cooper


Christian Bale
Peter Chernin
Scott Cooper
John Lesher
Tyler Thompson

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Production: What we know about The Pale Blue Eye?

Key Facts

  1. This is a project Scott Cooper has wanted to helm for more than a decade (5/1/2022).
  2. Based on the Louis Bayard novel of the same name.

Filming Timeline

  1. 2022 - May: The film was set to Completed  status.
  2. 2021 - December: The film was set to Production  status.
  3. 2021 - March: The film was set to Pre-Production  status.

    Netflix has scooped the worldwide pre-buy rights for $55M.

  4. 2011 - January: The film was set to Development  status.
  5. 2011 - January: The film was set to Announced  status.

The Pale Blue Eye Release Date: When was the film released?

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The Pale Blue Eye was a Limited release in 2022 on Friday, December 23, 2022. There were 6 other movies released on the same date, including Babylon, I Wanna Dance With Somebody and Corsage.

As a Limited release, The Pale Blue Eye will only be shown in select movie theaters across major markets. Please check Fandango and Atom Tickets to see if the film is playing in your area.

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