EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: John Cusack Talks 'The Raven'

Sunday, 22 April 2012 21:27
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Opening in theaters on April 27th is a new thriller from director James McTeigue (V for Vendetta) called The Raven, which features John Cusack (Grosse Point Blank) as literary legend Edgar Allan Poe. The film is a fictionalized account of the last eight days of Poe's life, in which the poet and author pursues a serial killer whose murders mirror those in his stories. In addition to Cusack the film also stars Alice Eve (ATM), Luke Evans (Immortals), Brendan Gleeson (The Guard), Kevin McNally (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) and M. Emmet Walsh (The Mighty Quinn). 

IAR's Managing Editor Jami Philbrick recently had the pleasure of sitting down with John Cusack to discuss his work on The Raven. The actor talked about his new film, the responsibility he felt playing Poe, the movie's fictional narrative, and director James McTeigue's vision for the unique project.

To watch our exclusive interview with John Cusack about The Raven, please click on the video player below.


When a mother and daughter are found brutally murdered in 19th century Baltimore, Detective Emmett Fields (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 (Cusack). 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 modern detective story calls on his own powers of deduction to try to solve the case before it's too late. 

The Raven opens in theaters on April 27th.

To watch RMN's exclusive conversation between John Cusack and director James McTiegue about The Raven, please click here

Full Disclosure: The Raven was produced by Relativity Media, iamROGUE's parent company. 

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