Here is the first official photo of John Cusack (courtesy of The Huffington Post) as poet Edgar Allan Poe in The Raven, directed by James McTeigue.

John Cusack in <strong><em>The Raven</em></strong>

The dark thriller, currently filming in Europe, is a period piece about the last five days before Edgar Allan Poe's odd death, in which the poet is in pursuit of a serial killer whose murders mirror those in his stories.

James McTeigue has described The Raven as "an amalgamation of Poe's stories crossed with Seven. It's about a serial killer loose in 1850s Baltimore."

The Raven does not have a distributor or release date yet.

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