To celebrate the release of Scott Cooper’s new film The Pale Blue Eye, in cinemas this week and following on Netflix, we sat down with some of the film’s key cast to unravel the mystery.

West Point, 1830. A world-weary detective (Christian Bale) 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 of a young man the world would come to know as Edgar Allan Poe (Harry Melling).

Chatting to Christian Bale and Harry Melling, we discuss the lure of the script, the cryptic, touching messages at the story’s heart, their relationship on-screen, and why the bitter colds of their surroundings were nothing for the cast full of Brits. Next, we spoke to Lucy Boynton and Gillian Anderson about working for Scott Cooper, their own on-screen relationship that unfolds as the mystery does, working with Bale and why he is such a colossus in the industry, and much more.

You can watch the interviews below:

The Pale Blue Eye opens in select UK cinemas on December 23rd before streaming on Netflix from January 6th.