Friday, March 12, 2010

Joaquin Phoenix May Play Edgar Allan Poe in Film Adaptation of The Beautiful Cigar Girl by Daniel Stashower

The Beautiful Cigar Girl by Daniel Stashower
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Several blog sites are pointing to an article in the India Times, which is reporting that Joaquin Phoenix will play Edgar Allan Poe in a film adaptation of The Beautiful Cigar Girl by Daniel Stashower. The source of the information is Oscar-winning sound engineer Resul Pookutty, who has signed on with the production.

About The Beautiful Cigar Girl (from the publisher): On July 28, 1841, the body of Mary Rogers, a twenty-year-old cigar girl, was found floating in the Hudson -- and New York's unregulated police force proved incapable of solving the crime. One year later, a struggling writer named Edgar Allan Poe decided to take on the case -- and sent his fictional detective, C. Auguste Dupin, to solve the baffling murder of Mary Rogers in "The Mystery of Marie Rogêt."

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