John Cusack Will Portray Edgar Allen Poe In 'The Raven'
Reported by Outsiders - 09:32 PM 2010.08.27
Heat Vision is reporting that John Cusack will portray Edgar Allen Poe in “The Raven,” a fictional thriller being directed by James McTeigue.
The story is set in the last five days of Poe's life in which he is forced to partner with a detective in search of a serial killer who has kidnapped Poe's fiancé and has gone on a spree of murders that mimics the author's work.
The project begins shooting on Oct. 25, with Budapest and Serbia standing in for 1849 Baltimore.
The project has been in the works for a while and has had to contend with several acting reversals. Jeremy Renner had been attached since last year as the detective but just this week bolted to “Mission: Impossible 4.”