The Raven (2012)
Directed by James McTeigue
1849 during the last months of Edgar Allen Poe's life
- Edgar Allan Poe only made $9 for his poem "The Raven".
- The first trailer was released on 7 October 2011, 162 years to the day after Poe's mysterious death.
- Sylvester Stallone had tried to set up a rival Poe biopic. He had Robert Downey Jr. lined up to star.
- Joaquin Phoenix was at one point in negotiations to star in the project together with Jeremy Renner. Phoenix would have played Poe to Renner's police inspector Fields, but the deal fell through when Renner decided to do Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011).
- John Cusack [Edgar Allan Poe]
- Oliver Jackson-Cohen [PC John Cantrell]
- Sam Hazeldine [Ivan Reynolds]
- John Warnaby [Ludwig Griswold] (a reference to Rufus Wilmot Griswold)
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