Casting Call: Bradley Cooper To Star In ‘The Crow’ Remake?
First Published: April 13, 2011 5:34 PM EDT Credit: Getty Images
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Bradley Cooper appears set to spread his wings for a remake of “The Crow.”
The “Limitless” leading man is in talks to take on the role of Eric Draven in a remake of Alex Proyas’ 1994 comic book cult classic, which starred Brandon Lee, Access Hollywood has confirmed.
A source close to the production told Access that Cooper has met with director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (“28 Weeks Later”) to discuss the role, and in fact, is rumored to be Fresnadillo’s top pick to star in Relativity Media’s reboot.
The pair met in Madrid, Spain last week, while Cooper was overseas promoting “Limitless” for Relativity. The source that the studio is moving quickly into negotiations with Cooper, however, a spokesperson for Relativity would not confirm the talks.
The story of “The Crow” focuses on Draven, a rocker who comes back from beyond the grave to seek revenge on the thugs who murdered him and his fiancee.
Lee played the part in the original prior to his death, a result of an on-set accident in the final stages of production in 1993.
Production on the remake is slated to begin in fall 2011.
As previously reported on AccessHollywood.com, Mark Wahlberg had been in talks to take on the role of Draven before talks broke off.
“We talked about it. I love the director they were talking about using and we’ve had discussions about, but no,” Mark told Access Hollywood back in November of his involvement in “The Crow” at the time.
As for Cooper, he’ll next be seen on the big screen reprising his role as Phil in “The Hangover Part II,” hitting theaters on May 26.
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