New Casting News Out Of Hollywood: John Cusack will play 19th century gothic literature giant Edgar Allan Poe in a new murder mystery inspired by the writer’s famed poem The Raven.

Cusack will step in front of the camera for a fictionalized account of Poe’s mysterious last days chasing a serial killer.

“Official I 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,”
Cusack announced in a post on his Twitter.come page over the weekend.

The period thriller — directed by James McTeigue — hits theaters next year. Filming begins next month.

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