Relativity has sent over a new hi-res image of co-star Alice Eve from their upcoming thriller The Raven. Written by Ben Livingston and Hannah Shakespeare, the film is set in 19th century Baltimore and sees a young detective (Luke Evans) join forces with Edgar Allen Poe (John Cusack) in an attempt to track down a serial killer who has been dispatching of his/her victims in ways that are inspired by the writer’s own works. Check out the full image after the jump. Directed by James McTeigue (V for Vendetta), The Raven hits theaters on March 9th, 2012. Brendan Gleeson and Oliver Jackson-Cohen also star.
Here’s the new image [click to see in hi-res]:
Here’s the official synopsis for The Raven:
In this gritty thriller, Edgar Allan Poe (John Cusack, Being John Malkovich) joins forces with a young Baltimore detective (Luke Evans, Immortals) to hunt down a mad serial killer who’s using Poe’s own works as the basis in a string of brutal murders. Directed by James McTeigue (V for Vendetta,Ninja Assassin), the film also stars Alice Eve (Sex and the City 2), Brendan Gleeson (In Bruges) and Oliver Jackson-Cohen (Faster).
When a mother and daughter are found brutally murdered in 19th century Baltimore, Detective Emmett Fields (Luke Evans) makes a startling discovery: the crime resembles a fictional murder described in gory detail in the local newspaper—part of a collection of stories penned by struggling writer and social pariah Edgar Allan Poe. But even as Poe is questioned by police, another grisly murder occurs, also inspired by a popular Poe story.
Realizing a serial killer is on the loose using Poe’s writings as the backdrop for his bloody rampage, Fields enlists the author’s help in stopping the attacks. But when it appears someone close to Poe may become the murderer’s next victim, the stakes become even higher and the inventor of the detective story calls on his own powers of deduction to try to solve the case before it’s too late.