London, (ANI): John Cusack will be playing the role of Edgar
Allan Poe in a new murder mystery, he confirmed on Twitter. The
High Fidelity actor will star as the horror writer in director
James McTeigue's forthcoming The Raven — a fictionalised
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," the Daily Express quote Cusack as saying in a post on his
Twitter.come page. Ewan McGregor and Jeremy Renner were previously
in talks for the project but their parts were not specified. It is
unclear if either actor is still involved.
The period thriller is due to begin filming in autumn (10) and
is set to hit theatres next year (11).