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

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.

Source: Twitter

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