The Hollywood Reporter
The work of Edgar Allan Poe is notoriously dark, somber, and horrifying. So why not add some romance to sap things up a little bit. That’s a great idea, right? Anyone? Hello? No, seriously, right? Um …
According to The Hollywood Reporter the haunting tale of a man who murders an old man and then hides his body under his floorboards, only to be driven insane by the sound of his still-beating heart, has been adapted into an upcoming film starring Patrick John Flueger, Rose McGowan, and Peter Bogdanovich.
Flueger is playing the lead role, and joining him as the female lead is McGowan (Grindhouse, Scream, Jawbreaker, The Black Dahlia). A tale of romance has been added to Poe’s dark story for the film adaptation. Bogdanovich will play the one-eyed old man.
Director John La Tier’s adaptation is currently filming in New Orleans. Also joining the cast are Jacob Vargas (Devil, Traffic, Jarhead), Damon Whitaker (Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai), and Kirk Fox (Forgetting Sarah Marshall). The film is being produced by Daniel Zirilli through Popart Film Factory and Leverage Entertainment.
Check out the first stills below.
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