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The Raven

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Release Date: TBA

Genres: Historical, Thriller          

Production Phase: In Development

  Production Company: FilmNation

Who's In It: John Cusack (Edgar Allan Poe),

Who's Making It: James McTeigue (Director), Ben Livingston (Screenwriter), Hannah Shakespeare (Screenwriter), Aaron Ruder (Producer), Glen Basner (Producer)

Premise: In 1849 Baltimore, a serial killer murders his victims in grizzly recreations from the tales of Edgar Allan Poe. When the author's fiancée is kidnapped by the murderer, Poe and a police detective try to... More »

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Monday, August 30, 2010

John Cusack announced via his Twitter account that he's signed to play Edgar Allan 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," wrote the 44-year-old actor.

James McTeigue, the V for Vendetta director, will helm the movie which is scheduled to start filming October 25 in Budapest and Serbia. According to THR the movie is a historical crime drama where the gothic novelist teams up with a detective to track down a serial killer who has kidnapped Poe's fiancée. The killer is committing crimes that mimic the stories Poe wrote.

- John Cusack via Twitter, The Hollywood Reporter. Comment on this Scoop (0)


 

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