John Cusack Cast As Edgar Allen Poe In “The Raven”
Actor John Cusack has landed the role of Edgar Allen Poe in the upcoming fictional thriller “The Raven.” Cusack will portray Poe in the film which is being directed by James McTeigue whose most recent work includes “Ninja Assassin.”
The film takes place during the final five days of Poe’s life as he joins forces with a detective to find his kidnapped fiancé. The pair eventually finds that the kidnapper has gone on a killing spree identical to some of Poe’s work. The film will shoot in Budapest and Serbia starting October 25.
The project has been in the works for some time now with actors such as Joaquin Phoenix and Ewan McGregor at one time connected to play Poe in the film. Cusack last appeared in the big screen in “Hot Tub Time Machine.”