John Cusack in new photo from The Raven

Posted by: Kristy Sturdivant

John Cusack has been photographed as Edgar Allan Poe in the upcoming film THE RAVEN. The movie is to be directed by James McTeigue (known for his film V FOR VENDETTA).  The plot revolves around Edgar Allan Poe and how he teams up with a local detective to search for a serial killer who is acting out Poe’s stories and who has also kidnapped the author’s wife.  Shooting for THE RAVEN began last week and also stars Alice Eve and Luke Evans. The thriller is set for release sometime in 2011.

I find Edgar Allan Poe to be overly dark, depressing and little overrated but this looks pretty good due to the twist.  Not sure if John Cusack would have been my first choice to play Poe, but he is on the upswing from his horrible film 2012 thanks to HOT TUB TIME MACHINE, so I’ll keep my fingers crossed that this isn’t another bomb, for his sake.

John Cusack in The Raven

Source: Gawker/Daily Dead

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