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Relativity has released two new TV spots for James McTeigue’s (“V For Vendetta”, “Ninja Assassin”) upcoming “The Raven”. John Cusack stars as everyone’s favorite substance abusing gothic author, Edgar Allen Poe. To call “The Raven” a biopic is a misnomer, it is more a historical crime thriller that is loosely, emphasis on loosely, based on Poe’s life and work.
When a mother and daughter are found brutally murdered in 19th century Baltimore, Detective Emmett Fields (Luke Evans) makes a startling discovery: the crime resembles a fictional murder described in gory detail in the local newspaper—part of a collection of stories penned by struggling writer and social pariah Edgar Allan Poe. But even as Poe is questioned by police, another grisly murder occurs, also inspired by a popular Poe story. Realizing a serial killer is on the loose using Poe’s writings as the backdrop for his bloody rampage, Fields enlists the author’s help in stopping the attacks. But when it appears someone close to Poe may become the murderer’s next victim, the stakes become even higher and the inventor of the detective story calls on his own powers of deduction to try to solve the case before it’s too late.
“The Raven” also stars Brendan Gleeson (“The Guard”), Alice Eve (“Entourage”), and Kevin McNally (“Pirates of the Caribbean”), and will hit theaters April 27, 2012.
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