Hey, so this is a little embarrassing. Remember a few months ago when I said The Crow reboot project at Relativity Studios had a new lease of life and was going to see some serious traction and if you had any sense you’d heavily invest in the film’s production? Remember that? Well forget I said that.
According to Screenrant, the project has seen yet another mammoth setback with the exit of Jack Huston. The actor was set to take up the mantle of the supernatural rockstar Eric Draven, originally played by Brandon Lee in 1994, following the departure of Luke Evans and what feels like every other leading man in Hollywood. Huston’s addition to the cast was a strong sign, as the Boardwalk Empire actor joined very quickly after Corin Hardy took the helm as director, keeping the flow of fresh blood running thick and fast.
Unfortunately, the actor’s departure is down to a scheduling conflict.
I may be overreacting about how doomed the project is, since Hardy himself doesn’t seem too perturbed by the abandonment of his leading man:
Jack Huston is unfortunately unavailable to continue with us on The Crow. The Crow is an amazing project, and I am grateful that we have the time and patience to get it right. We look forward to unveiling our new lead and starting to film over the next several weeks.”
Who could that new lead be? Currently the rumours are suggesting that the role will go to either Nicholas Hoult of Mad Max: Fury Road fame or Jack O’Connell, who recently starred in Angelina Jolie‘s Unbroken. Even Relativity doesn’t seem that concerned about the loss, and continues to laud Hardy as a director:
“Jack is a remarkably gifted actor, and we look forward to working with him in the future. Corin Hardy has a tremendous vison for The Crow, and we are working closely with him to continue prepping the movie and supporting him as he brings his vision to the big screen.”
It sounds as though the studio is pretty well versed in setbacks when it comes to The Crow, so it wouldn’t be a surprise that they have contingencies ready and waiting. Let’s just wait and see who gets the role next.
Who would you like to see as The Crow?