According to The Wrap, director Scott Cooper will helm a film adaptation of The Pale Blue Eye by Louis Bayard.

The Pale Blue Eye features a young Edgar Allan Poe acting as a detective at West Point.  Bayard will publish a new historical fiction novel in March 2011 entitled The School of Night.

Actor John Cusack just finished playing an older Poe in The Raven, a film about the last days of Poe’s life. What actor do you think can pull off a young Poe? (via Ron Charles)