New Delhi: When dark, gothic thriller 'The Raven' debuts in Indian theaters on Friday, it will mark the return of actor John Cusack to more serious roles from recent forays into comedy with 'Hot Tub Time Machine' and the sci-fi adventure in '2012.'
Cusack portrays famed American writer Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849), who is known for macabre tales such as 'The Murders in the Rue Morgue' and poems like 'The Raven.'
The fictional film tells the story of a serial killer who commits grisly murders based on Poe's stories and then kidnaps Poe's love, Emily (Alice Eve). With the murders piling up, Poe teams with a detective (Luke Evans) to capture the killer and get Emily back before she becomes a victim, too.
Cusack said the movie is just one of several he has coming up that show the dark side of humanity. He spoke to Reuters about playing Poe, living in the underworld and, among lighter subjects, his fondness for Twitter....more
04:42 PM, May 17, 2012