John Cusack Will Play Edgar Allan Poe In The Raven

By Josh Tyler 2010-08-27 13:57:00discussion comments
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Letís face it, a lot of the casting news I end up reporting is utterly depressing and Twilight related. But every once in awhile, someone in Hollywood just gets it. And gets it right. This is such a time, because John Cusack is playing Edgar Allen Poe.

Cusack announced his casting himself through Twitter saying: ďofficiali- 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 abyssĒ. Iím already in love with his approach to the character, and he hasnít really even said anything. It is perhaps somewhat worrying, however, that he misspelled the manís name. Though I suppose heís an actor, not a writer and who really cares if he spells Allan with an ďaĒ or an ďeĒ. I'm certainly not immune to the occasional typo. You'll probably find at least one in this article.

The movie in question is probably a period thriller which James McTeigue, of all people, was once supposed to be interested in directing. There hasnít been any update on the project, however, since way back in 2009. Presumably McTeigue is still involved.

When last he talked about it McTeigue described it as ďan amalgamation of Poe's stories crossed with Se7enĒ Basically heís turned it into a serial killer story set in 1850s Balitomore with Edgar Allan Poe, now played by John Cusack, in a race against the clock to catch the killerÖ all while fighting not to go mad? One can only hope. Cusack is the perfect Poe.
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