Just days after getting a director, rumors are already flying about possible stars for the remake of The Crow.
Bradley Cooper, who played Face in the recent A-Team movie, is rumored to be in the early stages of negotiations to play the lead role in the upcoming remake of The Crow. If successful, Cooper will take on the part played by the late Brandon Lee in the 1994 original.
Sources say that Cooper met director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo in Spain recently, where they hit it off and discussed their vision movie. Relativity, the production company making the movie, would not confirm the talks, but Cooper is said to be very keen to join the project. Cooper is not the first name to be linked with the movie; last year Mark Wahlberg was tipped to be the favorite for the lead role. Wahlberg quashed that rumor however, saying that he had been interested in the movie, but that he had never committed to it.
The Crow is based on a comic book of the same name by James O'Barr, and tells the story of man named Eric who comes back from the dead to avenge not only his own murder, but that of his girlfriend Shelly as well. The movie expanded on Eric's back story a little, making him into a musician and giving him the surname "Draven." According to the Hollywood Reporter, Eric remains a musician in the remake, suggesting that it might be closer to the movie version of the story, which aside from being truncated to fit into a movie format, changed the role of many of the characters, and gave the film a different ending.
Production on The Crow is scheduled to start in the Fall, so expect a lot more casting news to come over the next few months.
Soruce: Heat Vision Blog