The upcoming thriller "The Raven" imagines some of Edgar Allan Poe's murder stories playing out in 19th-century Baltimore and the famous American writer joining the hunt for a serial killer taking inspiration from his words.

On Friday, actor Luke Evans and director James McTeigue are visiting Poe's grave in Baltimore to draw some of their own inspiration from the city where Poe died 162 years ago. Evans and McTeigue will lay a wreath in his honor.

In the film, Evans plays a young Baltimore detective hunting for a killer who is using Poe's works as the basis for a string of murders. John Cusack plays Poe, who joins the hunt.

Evans also stars in the upcoming films "The Three Musketeers" and "Immortals."

"The Raven" opens nationwide in March 2012.

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