Rising British hunk Luke Evans (“Tamara Drewe”) and babe Alice Eve (“She’s Out of My League”) are in negotiations to join the period thriller adaptation of “The Raven” for Intrepid Pictures and FilmNation reports Heat Vision.
Set in Baltimore in 1849, Evans will play a detective who partners with famed macabre author Edgar Allan Poe (John Cusack) to search for a serial killer who has kidnapped the author’s fiance (Eve) and has gone on a murders spree that mimics the author’s work.
Evans replaces “The Hurt Locker” star Jeremy Renner who was tipped to take the lead but opted to do the fourth “Mission: Impossible” instead.
James McTeigue directs while Travor Macy, Marc Evans and Aaron Ryder will produce. Shooting kicks off November 9th in Budapest and Serbia.