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Back in October, a rumor began circulating that Mark Wahlberg had been offered the lead role in the Stephen Norrington-directed remake of The Crow. It was a preposterous idea, but one that faded away fairly quickly when Wahlberg said that he wouldn't be doing it. Now, however, Juan Carlos Fresnadillo is attached to direct, and an even more bizarre name than Marky Mark is now in talks.

According to THR, Bradley Cooper is now negotiating to star in the remake of The Crow. Based on the comic by James O'Barr, which was previously adapted into a film by Alex Proyas back in 1994, Cooper would play Eric Draven, a man who is killed while trying to save his fiancee, who is also murdered. He is then resurrected by supernatural forces and seeks revenge against those that took everything from him. The role was originally played by Brandon Lee, who was killed on set as the result of an accident involving a prop gun. The Cooper story is based on talks from unnamed sources that Relativity would not confirm, but the site says that Fresnadillo recently met with the actor in Spain and the two "hit it off and shared a vision for the character and the film."

Cooper isn't a bad actor by any means, but it's hard to deny how strange this casting would be. The Crow is a dark character, and that's not exactly what Cooper has made a name for himself doing. The idea of a Crow remake in general is stupid, but the idea of "Bradley Cooper is The Crow" is ridiculous.

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