Jack Huston Eyed As The New Crow

He could flap in to replace Luke Evans

Jack Huston Eyed As The New Crow

by James White |
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The planned reboot of The Crow, the dark tale of revenge based on James O’Barr’s graphic novel, was hit by yet another setback last month when Luke Evans dropped out of the lead role to focus on other projects. Production company Relativity has scrambled quickly to try to lock in a new choice and it looks like Jack Huston is the man the team wants to don the make-up and face the tragic tale.

Corin Hardy was hired as the latest director back in December, and he’ll now be hoping that the film can finally get back on track, with a shoot pencilled in for this spring. Cliff Dorfman wrote the latest draft of the script, which, like Alex Proyas’ 1994 take, adapts O’Barr’s tale of Eric Draven, a musician murdered by criminals who is brought back from the land of the dead by a mysterious, mystical crow to get revenge against those who wronged him and his fiancée.

According to Deadline, Huston is only in early talks for the part and may not yet take it, but all involved are hopeful. He’s certainly got experience bringing haunted characters to life given his time on Boardwalk Empire playing scarred World War I veteran Richard Harrow. He’s currently busy playing the title role in Timur Bekmambetov’s version of **Ben-Hur, **and will also be seen in Nicholas Sparks adaptation **The Longest Ride **(due May 29) and Pride And Prejudice And Zombies, which will doesn’t have a set date locked in, but should hit screens this year.

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