Jack Huston in Early Talks to Replace Luke Evans in 'The Crow' Reboot
For the fanbase out there who's still interested to see Relativity Studios reboot the cult comic book property The Crow, the film is finally making progress again. While Luke Evans was linked to the project back in 2013, more recently the actor revealed that he wasn't part of the production anymore. This came along with news that F. Javier Gutierrez was no longer directing and had been replaced by Colin Hardy. And with a new director on board, it sounds like a new star has been found as well. Deadline reports "Boardwalk Empire" star and future Ben-Hur leading man Jack Huston is now in early talks to take the lead role. More below!
For those who don't know, Huston will play Eric Draven, who's resurrected as The Crow to avenge his wife's murder so he can reunite with her in the hereafter. For my money, Evans was smart to leave the project, especially since he's been doing much more high profile work in the past couple years from The Hobbit franchise to Fast & Furious 6 (though Dracula Untold was a letdown). But for someone like Huston this could be a big boost to his career, especially with that lead role in Ben-Hur coming up as well. Huston is an actor deserving of much more substantial roles, but I wish something better than The Crow was on the table. Anyway, we'll see how this turns out, assuming it gets in front of cameras this time.