‘The Crow’ Remake Loses Another Crow as Jack Huston Exits
The upcoming reboot/remake/whatever of The Crow has had a pretty hard time getting off the ground. Luke Evans was originally supposed to star in the new version, set to be directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later), but both Evans and Fresnadillo exited the project. The reigns were then handed to director Corin Hardy, with Boardwalk Empire star Jack Huston attached to star. But now Huston has also departed the project, leaving the role of the goth hero vacant once again.
Variety reports that Huston had to drop out of The Crow due to scheduling issues, which is believable since it’s been taking quite a while for this production to get going, and Huston’s become a bit more popular since his conclusion on Boardwalk Empire. In a statement released by Hardy, the director called Huston’s exit “unfortunate,” but explained that he’s grateful they have the “time and patience to get it right,” while also assuring fans that they’ll be recasting the role quickly to begin production in the next few weeks.
According to the report, Relativity and Hardy are currently eyeing Mad Max: Fury Road and X-Men star Nicholas Hoult, as well as Unbroken star Jack O’Connell as potential replacements.
The Crow reboot will tell the story of Eric Draven, a man who is reborn as the vigilante known as The Crow and sets out to avenge the murder of his beloved, played by Jessica Brown Findlay. Andrea Riseborough has been cast as the villain Top Dollar, while The Wrap reports that Forest Whitaker is in talks to star in the film as well.