Stop the presses! The first photo of John Cusack on the set of James McTeigue’s latest film The Raven has surfaced online. Not only does the actor strikingly resemble the historic writer, but he also looks like Robert Downey Jr. circa Sherlock Holmes. Do you notice the similarities here? Check out the full photo of Cusack and get more details on the film below…

We learned back in August that Cusack would step into the shoes of Poe when he announced his casting via his Twitter page. He wrote, “ill play edgar allen poe in fall-a-film called the raven, send any poe- gold – my way as i begin this journey into the abyss.” It was a casual casting announcement that was quickly confirmed by the trades.

We have to admit, Cusack does look just like Poe with the exception of the Robert Downey Jr./Tony Stark goatee. The Raven will also co-star Luke Evans and Alice Eve. Evans will play a detective who partners with Poe to search for a serial killer who has kidnapped the author’s fiance (Eve) and has gone on a murdering spree that mimics the author’s work.

What do you think of Cusack as Poe? Does he fit the part?

Source: Gawker