Director James McTeigue’s The Raven moves forward with John Cusack in the role of Edgar Allan Poe. The premise is a killer using Poe’s work as inspiration, which forces Poe to help track down the serial killer after his fiancée is kidnapped.

Joining John Cusack in the period drama will be Luke Evans; who is highly regarded in theater productions. Evans will be portraying the detective working with Edgar Allan Poe.

Once again Luke Evans is making a name for himself. After all, he’s made the transition from theater to film productions just this year. And starring opposite of John Cusack will make it an exciting endeavor.

The Raven is written by Hannah Shakespeare and Ben Livingston. Production for the film begins later this year.

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