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John Cusack will play Edgar Allan Poe in The Raven quoth John Cusack, nevermore.

08.27.2010

Here's a bit of interesting casting boys and girls.

John Cusack took to his twitter account to give everyone some news: "officiali- will play edgar allen poe in fall-a-film called the raven, send any poe- gold - my way as i begin this journey into the abyss."

Lloyd Dobler has a major challenge facing him. Can Cusack nail, or at least closely nail the quiet, drunken charm of Poe? Well sure the women find the actor dreamy, but it's a lot more than that. Cusack is great but is essentially always very Cusack. I'll definitely been pulling for him.

John McTeigue's THE RAVEN has been on the radar for quite some time now. The film is more fiction than biographical and was described as a little like SE7EN by McTeigue, "Here's basically a serial killer loose in 1850's Baltimore and he's using Poe's stories as his methodology, so then he leaves clues at each murder and says it's up to Poe to find him before he kills (again)." Poe assists in finding the killer in a 5-day span. It sounds pretty awesome. Interweaving Poe's short stories into the movie will be a fun and interesting thing to do, especially to see what shape they end up taking.

At one time, Jeremy Renner and Ewan McGregor were up for the role of Poe.

Extra Tidbit: I believe in you John Cusack.
Source: Twitter

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1:01AM on 08/31/2010

Yes, please!

This would be the baddest of ass!
This would be the baddest of ass!
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8:03PM on 08/30/2010

Sounds Good

I hope John visits the Poe House website at poebicentennial.com and see's what Baltimore has been doing in celebrating Eddie over the years. We are on FB also. Please stop by and say Hello John! Eddie would be pleased to meet you.
I hope John visits the Poe House website at poebicentennial.com and see's what Baltimore has been doing in celebrating Eddie over the years. We are on FB also. Please stop by and say Hello John! Eddie would be pleased to meet you.
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11:50PM on 08/29/2010
I like John, and I think he's a good actor. I hope he can pull this off. He was good in Identity which sounds like it has the same kinda vibe as this.
I like John, and I think he's a good actor. I hope he can pull this off. He was good in Identity which sounds like it has the same kinda vibe as this.
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5:56PM on 08/29/2010

Hark cried the Raven...

TWO DOLLARS!!!
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(nothing? ...)
TWO DOLLARS!!!
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5:17PM on 08/28/2010

Yep...

John Cusack...great actor...under appreciated. If this rumour is true, hopefully he'll get some respect.
John Cusack FTW!
John Cusack...great actor...under appreciated. If this rumour is true, hopefully he'll get some respect.
John Cusack FTW!
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12:39PM on 08/28/2010
sounds pretty cool.
sounds pretty cool.
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6:08AM on 08/28/2010

Love the sound of this

Cusack will own this role
Cusack will own this role
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11:32PM on 08/27/2010
Why not do a biopic? Poe's life was far more interesting than this will be.
Why not do a biopic? Poe's life was far more interesting than this will be.
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10:00PM on 08/27/2010
Cusack for Poe? Please let it be true. Honestly, of the various rumors for the various projects, I think he's so far the best choice. Got the look and the chops.
Cusack for Poe? Please let it be true. Honestly, of the various rumors for the various projects, I think he's so far the best choice. Got the look and the chops.
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8:42PM on 08/27/2010
oh shit, I read this script a few years ago, I'm not kidding! I recommended it at the place I was working back then, but they never picked it up. Cool.
oh shit, I read this script a few years ago, I'm not kidding! I recommended it at the place I was working back then, but they never picked it up. Cool.
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8:30PM on 08/27/2010
I think this is perfect casting. Cusack is very underrated, even though he has been around for a long time. Cusack plays these type of roles nicely (i.e. the underdog, corky, serious, quiet/silent). I would love to see this movie done in the same vein as Zodiac. I'm really excited for this, and know that Cusack will hit this out of the park.
I think this is perfect casting. Cusack is very underrated, even though he has been around for a long time. Cusack plays these type of roles nicely (i.e. the underdog, corky, serious, quiet/silent). I would love to see this movie done in the same vein as Zodiac. I'm really excited for this, and know that Cusack will hit this out of the park.
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8:28PM on 08/27/2010
I think this is perfect casting. Cusack is very underrated, even though he has been around for a long time. Cusack plays these type of roles nicely (i.e. the underdog, corky, serious, quiet/silent). I would love to see this movie done in the same vein as Zodiac. I'm really excited for this, and know that Cusack will hit this out of the park.
I think this is perfect casting. Cusack is very underrated, even though he has been around for a long time. Cusack plays these type of roles nicely (i.e. the underdog, corky, serious, quiet/silent). I would love to see this movie done in the same vein as Zodiac. I'm really excited for this, and know that Cusack will hit this out of the park.
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8:20PM on 08/27/2010
Oscar for Cusack perhaps? I mean the man is long overdue
Oscar for Cusack perhaps? I mean the man is long overdue
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8:30PM on 08/27/2010
High Fidelity, Grace Is Gone, and Being John Malkovich are all oscar worthy. Cusack is one of my favorite actors and agree with you that he is loooooong overdue.
High Fidelity, Grace Is Gone, and Being John Malkovich are all oscar worthy. Cusack is one of my favorite actors and agree with you that he is loooooong overdue.
9:22PM on 08/27/2010
I also loved High Fidelity. I think he was also great in Grosse Point Blank, Runaway Jury, and Con Air. Pretty much everything besides 2012 lol
I also loved High Fidelity. I think he was also great in Grosse Point Blank, Runaway Jury, and Con Air. Pretty much everything besides 2012 lol
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