John Cusack Finds His Inner Crime-Fighting Poet in The Raven Trailer

The last time we saw John Cusack onscreen, he was turning back time in a hot tub. Now, Cusack returns to the multiplex to travel much deeper into the past -- far beyond embarrassing '80s ski suits and Rick Springfield singles and into the 1800s, where as Edgar Allan Poe, he helps search for a serial killer who uses Poe's own gothic stories as inspiration for his murders. Take a look at the first eerie trailer for The Raven below.

Alice Eve (She's Out of My League) joins Cusack as Poe's first cousin and wife (!) Virginia Clemm Poe, who it appears, is buried alive as bait in this murder mystery from V for Vendetta director James McTeigue. It doesn't look like Cusack will disappear in this role as the macabre American author but I would gladly watch John Cusack star as Cusack in any genre, even a period thriller which requires him to cry-scream things like "I'll send you to hell!" while wearing a silk ascot.

VERDICT: Bring on the ravens, pendulums, pocket watches and premature burials.

To view the trailer in HD, head over to Apple.

[via Vulture]


  • snideproject says:

    What is Cusack even doing in this part? I thought Johnny Depp had a first look deal for every "pale dude in a cravat and frock coat" role.

  • Merson says:

    Alice Eve is really gorgeous. She's amazing. That woman is incredible.
    John Cusack is an underrated actor. I have been disappointed with the direction that his career has gone in during recent years with some of his movies not being released properly or going straight to DVD or him just choosing the wrong projects.