John Cusack as Edgar Allan Poe in 'The Raven' action pic? Nevermore

john-cusack-edgar-allen-poe.jpg John Cusack has announces on his Twitter page that he's playing the mystery and macabre writer Edgar Allan Poe  in a new film titled "The Raven."

The movie starts shooting this fall and he asks Twitter fans to send any "poe-gold" to help him for research:

"officiali- will play edgar allen poe in fall-a-film called the raven, send any poe- gold - my way as i begin this journey into the abyss."