Alice Eve and Luke Evans to Join John Cusack in THE RAVEN

Luke Evans and Alice Eve are currently in negotiations to star in the James McTeigue-directed film The Raven, with John Cusack

The movie is an Edgar Allen Poe centered period thriller in which Evans will play a detective in 1849 Baltimore who partners with Edgar Allan Poe (Cusack) to search for a serial killer who has kidnapped the author's fiancee (Eve) and has gone on a murder spree that mimics the author's work.

Jeremy Renner was originally attached to co-star in the film but had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts with Mission: Impossible 4.

The movie starts shooting on October 25 in Budapest and Serbia.