‘The Crow’ in Talks with Bradley Cooper

The actor is looking to star in Relativity Media's remake of the 1993 classic about a slain rock musician resurrected by supernatural forces.
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‘The Crow’ in Talks with Bradley Cooper

Bradley Cooper in talks to star in The Crow remakeBradley Cooper is in early discussions to star in Relativity Media's remake of The Crow, which is being directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo.

The original 1993 movie The Crow starred Brandon Lee as Eric Draven, a rock star who is murdered along with his girlfriend, the night before their wedding. One year later, a mysterious crow resurrects Draven to seek vengeance on those responsible for his death.

The project seems to be a priority for Relativity Media, having just locked in director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo last week. However, Relativity Media representatives would not comment on the news, although insiders indicate he wants to take on the role.

Edward R. Pressman, Jeff Most, Ryan Kavanaugh, Enrique López Lavigne, and Belén Atienza will produce The Crow. A new writer is also being sought to develop the remake.

The producers hope to get production started on The Crow remake by this fall.

The Crow is in development .

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  • lane1 • 4 years ago

    While Cooper would seem like a good fit for the role of Eric Draven, I don't think there's enough to warrant a remake other than the desire to jump on the remake movie bandwagon. I mean, this was Brandon Lee's tragic end to his last, and arguably greatest movie/performance. There's no need to stomp on his good name (and a good movie) with a modernized remake. Leave well enough alone.

    Then again, despite the fact that I own the film, I bought it at a time when I didn't really remember the movie or know much about the character. I'm not a huge Crow fan, and seeing how I haven't touched the movie in years, there's not much replay value in it either. Least not for me.

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    • SherlockHolmes2009 • 4 years ago

      The only person I could see taking over this role who could come close to Brandon Lees great performance was Heath Ledger, God rest his soul. Other than that I dont think anybody can do the role right

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      • Chad-Langen • 4 years ago

        If they do a remake, they only way I'd see it is if Taylor Kitsch was in the part of Eric Draven. He's perfect. He played Gambit in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Somebody did a fan poster or something awhile back with him in the crow make-up and he looked brilliant.

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        • brandon-scott-todd • 4 years ago

          NO, NO, NO...I don't even like the idea of a remake, reboot, reinterpretation whatever the f*ck you wanna call it. The film has only been out for about 16 years and its already being tampered with. What a shame.

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          • trininebra • 4 years ago

            Brandon had a strong presence on the screen, so it will be difficult to replace him.

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            • Kliki86 • 4 years ago

              the crow should NOT be remade...it is Brandon's movie...it would be a great injustice to him to remake this movie. hollywood needs to stop remaking classics and they should start using the motto.."if it ain't broke don't fix it."

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              • emmytt • 4 years ago

                good i want to see him stretch his acting skills some more

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                • brandonheat • 4 years ago

                  No one is discrediting Bradley's acting ability... the question is... can he bring the maniacal, tragedy filled... Vengeance seeking ability Brandon brought to the original

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                  • m2 • 4 years ago

                    :(

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                    • dan1 • 4 years ago

                      Bradley Cooper? Come on.... f*ck right the hell off with this idea...

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                      • bud2fresh • 4 years ago

                        WOW the response own this subject has been made clear lol. I don't want to see this re-made either and i could give my long reason but i think it will be over shadowed in a couple of hours by more of the same comments so...ninja vanish!

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                        • jae1169 • 4 years ago

                          No need for a remake Lee's version is untouchable as far as Bradley cooper i think he does not fit the role. He is a great actor but I would certainly have problems seeing him in the role of Eric Draven...

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                          • paifa • 4 years ago

                            I don't really think that it suits him to be The Crow.

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                            • joker926 • 4 years ago

                              I'm not so sure on why they want to remake the Crow; I mean, Brandon Lee was perfect for the role!!!!! :D

                              But oh wait, I forgot; it got two crappy sequels that most fans deny that ever existed. Sad fact is that both of them are in the $5 bin at Walmart. :P So going just by the sequel stuff, yeah, I think a reboot is kind of called for, even though Lee's performance as the Crow was just as iconic as Heath Ledger's Joker; that enough is fact.

                              But as the media would have it, a different time always calls for a different version. That said, Bradley Cooper is being rumored for the role for the possible reboot; I say F*CK YES! The guy's got acting chops if you haven't seen his new movie Limitless. He doesn't look like the typical guy for Crow, but that's were the serious, gritty acting comes in: if he takes the role seriously, and adapts himself into a good script and studies up on his Crow comic material, he just needs to grow out his hair and apply the classic freaky ass clown makeup.

                              I approve of this choice even though I think he would have made an awesome Flash.

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                              • themime • 4 years ago

                                mneeeeh....who knows....he just might pull it off.......

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                                • ricci-lee • 4 years ago

                                  honestly... I think the time has come for them to make a new crow... and its not a remake its a reinvention, if it was a remake it would be the same exact film as before...

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                                  • brandonheat • 4 years ago

                                    @reme72883 i agree.. Heath would be perfect.. damn near was Eric in Dark Knight

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                                    • brandonheat • 4 years ago

                                      and jerad leto aslo will make a good eric draven... i think he could fit perfectly in the "inferno scene" also it should be shot in LA or SD or Settale.. Detriot is played out

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                                      • brandonheat • 4 years ago

                                        my picks are Joseph Gordan-Levitt, Tom Hardy, Tom Welling( just keep a open mind)... ill laugh my ass off if they cast 50cent as Eric and turn the tragic to vengence from rock to rap................

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                                        • remy72883 • 4 years ago

                                          im thinking NO the only way i would settle is if Jared Palecki played the character just cause he has a darknest to him that could work or Joseph Gordan Levitt if Heath Ledger " god rest his soul" was still alive he would have been my first choice right out the door

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