Jack Huston in Early Talks to Replace Luke Evans in 'The Crow' Reboot

February 27, 2015
Source: Deadline

Jack Huston / The Crow

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 This came along with news that F. Javier Gutierrez was no longer directing and had been replaced by Colin Hardy.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.

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  • Rock n Rollllll
    Cant help but feel skeptical about this whole thing.
  • ragethorn
    Jack Huston was amazing in Boardwalk Empire. At least the first 2 seasons I watched of him.
    • RAW_D
      He was my favorite character of that whole series.
  • RAW_D
    So you've had 2 actors pass on this project, a director now replaced, and you're a semi-successful up-and-coming actor: so...why would you take this role?! I'm a die hard fan of the original comic and the Brandon Lee film, and this reboot seems unnecessary and an in-the-making train wreck. Why rehash a story that was pretty much perfectly told the first time? Would there even be an audience for this movie today? Is Goth still a popular thing? Cause to me, it seemed like more of a 90's thing. Stop rehashing the same story with different actors and different directors. It doesn't add much. If you want to do something original with the franchise, bring the story to different eras. I'd love to see an Old West Crow, or Musketeer-esk Crow, or a 1930s/40s Noir Crow. Hire me. I'll write the friggin' treatment for chrissakes.
    Huston is a star in the making. His performance in BOARDWALK EMPIRE was so good. Although I am not sure, this film is the way to go for his career...maybe a bust in the making.




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