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John Cusack As Edgar Allen Poe In 'The Raven' (PHOTO)

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To enter the world of Edgar Allen Poe is to take a trip into the dark and ominous. It looks like John Cusack has gone in full throttle.

The actor plays the famed author in the upcoming film, "The Raven," a story of his final days, spent chasing a killer who used methods found in Poe's dark short stories and books. Recently, he tweeted, in response to a fan question, that the film is due for release, "next feb or maybe this fall - i'm hoping .."

Cusack has done a lot of tweeting from the set of the film, which is being directed by James McTeigue and co-stars Alice Eve, Luke Evans and Brendan Gleeson. Here are a few of the tweets:

"its true to poe...expect the worst. RT @LuckyLeilani#Raven #Poe #movie scary or a "thriller" ? I wanna be REALLY scared... That's hard to do"

i am well ... will be sending out some poe action pics when the time is right..

Recently, a few film stills from the film have been released; check out one below, and click over to USA Today for the rest.


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