First Luke Evans (Dracula Untold), now Jack Huston (Boardwalk Empire). The Crow remake has lost its lead actor just weeks before filming was set to begin, reportedly over a scheduling conflict. Relativity Media is left to find a new actor to play Eric Draven, famously played by the late Brandon Lee in the original 1994 film.
There have been a number of exits from the troubled production. Stephen Norrington (Blade) had been attached to write and direct the film in 2008, but was later replaced by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later) in 2011. That wasn’t the end of it. The studio finally secured (at least for now) director Corin Hardy, in December 2014.
Nevertheless, Relativity continues pressing on to get the film made. Word is Nicholas Hoult (Mad Max: Fury Road) and Jack O’Connell (Unbroken) are eyed to take over. The news of Huston’s departure came soon after news broke that Forest Whitaker was in talks to play the cop character played by Ernie Hudson from the original.