Bradley Cooper No Longer Attached To The Crow Remake; Wahlberg And Tatum Considered As Replacements
Back in April a story started making the rounds that baffled absolutely everybody that read it. Reports said that Bradley Cooper had met with director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo about starring in the remake of Alex Proyas' The Crow. The story said that the two "hit it off and shared a vision for the character and the film," but everyone else in the known universe was thinking the exact same thing: Bradley Cooper is not Eric Draven. Fortunately that's now officially true.
THR has learned that Cooper has been forced to drop The Crow from his upcoming slate due to scheduling conflicts. The plan is to begin filming the gothic superhero movie in early 2012, but Cooper has David O. Russell's The Silver Lining's Playbook lined up to shoot in the fall and Alex Proyas' Paradise Lost scheduled for early 2012 as well. Because the project is seen as such a high priority for the studio, Relativity Media has already begun searching for Cooper's replacement and has possibly found two options in Mark Wahlberg and Channing Tatum. This is actually the second time that Wahlberg has been mentioned in connection with the film, as he was rumored to play the lead last October (he later debunked the story).
I must say that I do find it funny that Bradley Cooper would decide that he would rather work with Alex Proyas than star in a remake of one of Proyas' best movies. Unfortunately I still think they're looking in the wrong direction if they think that Wahlberg or Tatum would make proper replacements. I know that Relativity really wants to make this movie, but let's hope that they take a breath and gather a list of legitimate candidates before jumping the gun.
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