The Raven

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The Raven is a 2012 American psychological thriller drama film directed by James McTeigue, produced by Marc D. Evans, Trevor Macy and Aaron Ryder and written by Ben Livingston and Hannah Shakespeare. It stars John Cusack, Alice Eve, Brendan Gleeson... read more
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The Raven is a 2012 American psychological thriller drama film directed by James McTeigue, produced by Marc D. Evans, Trevor Macy and Aaron Ryder and written by Ben Livingston and Hannah Shakespeare. It stars John Cusack, Alice Eve, Brendan Gleeson and Luke Evans. Set in 1849, it is a fictionalized account of the last days of Edgar Allan Poe's life, in which the poet and author pursues a serial killer whose murders mirror those in Poe's stories. While the plot of the film is fictional, the writers based it on some accounts of real situations surrounding Edgar Allan Poe's mysterious death. Poe is said to have repeatedly called out the name "Reynolds" on the night before his death, though it is unclear to whom he was referring. The title derives from Poe's poem "The Raven", in the similar manner of the earlier unrelated 1935 and 1963 films. It was released in Canada, Ireland, and the United Kingdom on March 9, 2012 and in the United States on April 27, 2012. It was a moderate commercial success, receiving $1.7 million more than its budget, but garnering near-negative reviews, with the visual effects and score by Lucas Vidal praised, but the performances and plot twists criticized.

Original Release

03/09/2012

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Cast

John Cusack Edgar Allan Poe
Luke Evans Detective Fields
Alice Eve Emily Hamilton
Brendan Gleeson Capt. Charles Hamilton
Oliver Jackson-Cohen John Cantrell
Kevin McNally Maddux (as Kevin R. McNally)
Jimmy Yuill Captain Eldridge
Pam Ferris Mrs. Bradley
Brendan Coyle Reagan
Dave Legeno Percy
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

James McTeigue

Writers

Hannah Shakespeare, Ben Livingston

Cast

John Cusack Edgar Allan Poe
Luke Evans Detective Fields
Alice Eve Emily Hamilton
Brendan Gleeson Capt. Charles Hamilton
Oliver Jackson-Cohen John Cantrell
Kevin McNally Maddux (as Kevin R. McNally)
Jimmy Yuill Captain Eldridge
Pam Ferris Mrs. Bradley
Brendan Coyle Reagan
Dave Legeno Percy
Michael Shannon Dr. Morgan
Adrian Rawlins Doc Clements
M. Emmet Walsh
Sam Hazeldine Ivan
Aidan Feore Stage Manager
Michael Cronin Old Gentleman
Michael Poole Professor
Charity Wakefield Field's Maid
John Warnaby Griswold
Matt Slack Sailor

Producers

James D. Stern Executive Producer
Jesus Martinez Asencio Executive Producer
Glen Basner Executive Producer
Ildiko Kemeny Executive Producer
Marc D. Evans Producer
Trevor Macy Producer
Aaron Ryder Producer
Carolyn Harris Producer
Richard Sharkey Producer
Andjelija Vlaisavljevic Producer

Editors

Niven Howie

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