Jack Huston leaves 'The Crow' remake | EW.com


Jack Huston leaves The Crow remake

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Jack Huston will no longer be starring in Relativity Studios remake of The Crow.

EW has confirmed that  the Boardwalk Empire star has exited the project due to scheduling conflicts.

“Jack Huston is unfortunately unavailable to continue with us on The Crow,” said director Corin Hardy in a statement. “‘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.”

According to Variety, Relativity Studios is looking at Nicholas Hoult and Jack O’Connell, among others, as possible replacements for Huston. Variety also reported that Relativity is in negotiations with Forest Whitaker for another role in the film.

“Jack is a remarkably gifted actor, and we look forward to working with him in the future,” the studio said in a statement. “Corin Hardy has a tremendous vision 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.”

Huston would have taken on the role of Eric Draven, originated by Brandon Lee in the 1994 film of the same name. The film tells the story of Eric and his fiancée, who are brutally murdered by members of a gang the night before their wedding. On the anniversary of their death, Eric rises from the grave and assumes the role of the Crow, a supernatural avenger.