Upcoming highly-anticipated Gothic mystery The Pale Blue Eye boasts a wonderful cast and a promising conceit. Catch the trailer here.
If you haven’t yet seen Scott Cooper’s last film, Antlers, we’d recommend checking it out. Whilst it wasn’t to everybody’s tastes, Cooper filled the film with atmosphere and mood and as such, we can’t think of anybody we’d rather see tackle a Gothic mystery, a genre that is defined more than anything else by stye and tone.
Of course, it doesn’t hurt that this incoming Netflix production also has Christian Bale and Harry Melling (who plays none other than Edgar Allen Poe!) leading a superb cast that also includes Gillian Anderson, Timothy Spall, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Toby Jones and Robert Duvall.
Bale continues to be ever-dependable, following a fine recent turn in David O Russell’s Amsterdam, while Melling has been excellent in everything we’ve seen him in of late. The trailer itself looks very promising and whilst it looks like being a small screen release only, it looks like being a real treat.
The Pale Blue Eye also features Harry Lawtey, Simon McBurney, Fred Hechinger, Hadley Robinson, Joey Brooks, Brennan Keel Cook, Gideon Glick, Matt Helm, Steven Maier and Charlie Tahan.
You’ll be able to see it on Netflix on January 6th but in the meantime, you can catch the full trailer below.
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