John Cusack To Play Poe In THE RAVEN!!
John Cusack's Twitter feed (HERE) indicates he'll soon play Edgar Allen Poe in THE RAVEN.
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
While Cusack does not explicity state that he's appearing in a revisionist Poe tale from director James McTeigue (V FOR BENDETTA, NINJA ASSASSIN), we've known said project has been ramping up for a while now - so it's a reasonably safe extrapolation.
Late last year, McTeigue explained his RAVEN thusly to ComingSoon:
"There'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)."
'This is my version of 1850's Baltimore,' because the Poe film is a fictionalized account, his last five days. It's not real."