A sneak peek of Alice Eve (TV’s “Entourage”, “She’s Out Of My League”) as she appears – and sadly, it’s not without garb – in James McTeigue’s “The Raven” is online.
“The Raven”, of course, is the John Cusack-starring backstory teller of Edgar Allen Poe. It’s a thriller. Serial killer stuff. Expect blood and [ideally] boobs. There’s no chance in hell we’ll see Poe yielding a boom-box above his head, with a Peter Gabriel tracking blaring from it, outside of Alice Eve’s window but doesn’t mean we need to give up hope. As we learnt in “The Boy Who Could Fly” : “Maybe if you wish hard enough and love long enough, anything’s possible.”
The pic, which appeared at The Insider, shows the buxom beauty doused in old-school Austen-esque gear. What a pretty thing she is.
Here’s the synopsis for said film :
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.