The reboot of the cult movie “The Crow” is finally happening, but Relativity is struggling to lock down the lead actor. The reboot previously had Bradley Cooper and Tom Hiddleston attached to star but it was later announced that Luke Evans will play the leading role.

Having seen Luke Evans‘ brilliant performance in “Dracula Untold“, there is no doubt that he can easily pull off a dark, disturbed character. However, his publicists confirmed to TheWrap that he is officially saying goodbye to the reboot too.

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Evans’ publicists told TheWrap that the Welsh actor is no longer involved in the project as he decided to pursue other projects instead. His departure was expected as the production was delayed with no start date. Although his name was still listed on IMDb for his role as Eric for the reboot of “The Crow”, the actor previously hinted his departure when he was asked whether “The Crow” was still progressing.

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He said:

It’s not, no. No at the minute… ‘The Crow’ is not, not for me, I think it’s a little… I mean I’m sure it’s going to go ahead at some point, but I have other projects that are greenlit and ready to go and projects that I’m very interested in and you know, I can’t wait much longer! [laughs]

Luke Evans was set to star in the film when F. Javier Gutierrez was attached to helm the project.

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Starring the late Brandon Lee, “The Crow” is a 1994 American fantasy action film directed by Alex Provas. David J. Schow and John Shirley wrote the screenplay based on James O’Barr’s 1989 comic book of the same name and the plot centres on Eric Draven, a poetic rock musician who is revived from the dead to avenge his murder and death of his fiancée. The film was said to be one of the cursed Hollywood movies as the lead actor, Brandon Lee, was killed on set due to an accidental shooting. The film marked Brandon’s final film appearance and has since attained a strong cult following.

Since Gutierrez exited the project to direct “Rings” for Paramount, director Corin Hardy has come on board to direct the film now. Both Relativity and Hardy are keen on locking down a new actor for “The Crow” reboot after Hardy debuts his film “The Hollow” at the Sundance Film Festival. James O’Barr, the original creator of “The Crow” is attached to project on a consultancy basis.

Luke Evans will be seen next in Ben Wheatley’s “High Rise” and an upcoming short film “Fast & Furious: Supercharged”. Now that Luke Evans has exited the project, who do you think should play the lead role? Share your dream casting in the comments box below 🙂

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