Bradley Cooper has dropped ouf of Relativity Media's remake of The Crow, which is being directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo. THR reports that Cooper has had to exit the project due to scheduling conflicts, He is set to star in David O. Russell’s Silver Linings Playbook, which shoots this fall and then is schedule to move directly into Legendary’s Paradise Lost, which shoots first quarter next year.
It looks as though Channing Tatum and Mark Wahlberg have swooped in to possibly take on the role. Walhberg was already offered the lead in the Crow, but that deal never came together. It is not known if he wants to take that on after joining Universal's 2 Guns action pic.
The studio is not wasting time on the Crow, created by James O’Barr. The story centers on "a musician who is murdered while trying to save his fiancée from thugs. He is brought back from the dead by supernatural forces and seeks revenge." Brandon Lee originally starred in the role and was killed in a freak accident during production of the original movie in 1993.
It will be interesting to see how this film shapes up. I personally would be fine if this movie was not remade, buut I know that is not going to happen. I can not decide which actor would be the best to star in the remake. What are your thoughts on this news?