Wow! John Cusack looks great as Edgar Allen Poe in the James McTeigue directed film The Raven. Thats a crazy transformation for Cusack. I wasn't sure what to expect, but I love the look. I like that this is unlike anything we've ever seen Cusack in before; it's such a different character for him.
This project sounds like it's going to be a great, dark, atmospheric film. The Raven is a fictionalized story of the last five mysterious days of Edgar Allen Poe’s life, following Poe as he joins the hunt for a serial killer whose murders are inspired by his own stories. The film has been described as a cross between Edgar Allan Poe's classic short story/poem The Raven and David Fincher's Se7en.
McTeigue explained some of the plot in a previous interview saying,
There's basically a serial killer loose in 1850's Baltimore and he's using Poe's stories as his methodology, so then he leaves clues at each murder and says it's up to Poe to find him before he kills (again).
Cusack co-stars with Luke Evans and Alice Eve in the film. McTeigue previously directed films such as V for Vendetta and Ninja Assassin.
What do you think of Cusack's look?