John Cusack announced this morning via his own personal Twitter account that he has officially signed onto play Edgar Allan Poe in James McTeigue's upcoming thriller The Raven, which will be based on the author's classic poem. Here is what John Cusack told his Twitter followers:

"officiali-will play Edgar Allan Poe in fall-a-film called The Raven, send any Poe- gold - my way as i begin this journey into the abyss"

The thriller is set in the last days of Edgar Allan Poe's life, when he gets wrapped up in a serial killer investigation. The project is an account of the final five 'mysterious' days of Edgar Allan Poe's life. Both Jeremy Renner and Ewan McGregor were previously signed to the project, but it is unclear at this moment if both actors are still with the movie.