Inspired casting choice, if it's true!
Slumdog Millionaire sound designer Pookutty revealed to an Indian newspaper:
"I couldn't be happier because I am doing a period film. It is a very special challenge because I have to recreate the sound textures of New York in 1854.
"It's an adaptation of The Beautiful Cigar Girl by Daniel Stashower and based on an eerie real-life experience of author Edgar Allan Poe which happened just months before his death. Joaquin plays Edgar Allen Poe."
He's a talented actor — we'll be interested to see if Joaquin confirms the news!
[Image via Johnny Louis / WENN.]