The long, sad, appropriately goth-y ballad of the ill-fated remake of The Crow wails on. The resurrected version of Alex Proyas’ 1994 film about, ding ding ding, actual resurrection has been rumored for quite some time, though its creation has been marred by a revolving door of directors and actors. Last October, the project seemed to finally be doubling down on taking wing, with producer Edward R. Pressman vowing that the film would be in production by the spring, despite not having a director or star attached. By December, one of those roles had been filled, with newbie director Corin Hardy stepping behind the camera.
But what of a star? After cycling through names like Luke Evans, Tom Hiddleston, and Bradley Cooper (hey, they’ve been talking about making this movie since 2011), the film might have finally found a guy to slip into the dark leather and darker makeup of a pissed-off dead guy.
Deadline reports that the film has “set its sights” on Jack Huston (chilling) for the lead part, though this is by no means a done deal. “Talks are in the early stage,” the outlet shares. Moreover, they are “not sure Huston will make the deal, but they want him and signs are looking good. Stay tuned.” So, well, who knows, really.
As the outlet notes, Huston isn’t a guy afraid to pick up a remake or two, as he’s currently filming Timur Bekmambetov’s Ben-Hur film. Ben-Hur and The Crow have a lot in common. Huston is a member of the Huston acting family (obviously) and is the nephew of both Anjelica Huston and Danny Huston and the grandson of John Huston. He has been steadily working for over a decade now, but has yet to snag a truly defining cinematic role. (Ben-Hur will likely change that, and he remains most well known for his work on HBO series Boardwalk Empire.) His resumé is a strange but interesting one, peppered with roles in films like American Hustle and Kill Your Darlings, Not Fade Away and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse. I would say give this a guy a lead, but he already has that with Ben-Hur. Give him more leads!
The film will reportedly start filming this spring—which would make one promise about this film that has actually come true, should it pan out—so if Huston is going to make a deal, it should happen soon.