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Boardwalk Empire’s Jack Huston to Star in The Crow Remake

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 03: Actor Jack Hudson attends the 2014 ACE Awards at Cipriani 42nd Street on November 3, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/WireImage)
Jack Huston attends “Not Fade Away” Centerpiece Gala Presentation during The 50th New York Film Festival at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center on October 6, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Getty Images) Photo: Daniel Zuchnik/2014 Daniel Zuchnik

Boardwalk Empire’s Jack Huston will star as the reanimated vigilante Eric Draven, who is resurrected by a crow to exact revenge on the men who killed him and his wife. The Crow creator Jack O’Barr told Dread Central that “Jack Huston has definitely been cast” and that he was “really happy” with the choice. The film will shoot in a couple of months and will be a straight adaptation of his original graphic novel.

Hopefully, Jack Huston will be able to shake off the bad juju hanging over The Crow. The first film adaptation in 1994 starred Brandon Lee — the son of Bruce Lee — who was shot and killed on set in a freak accident. The subsequent films were either critical bombs or resulted in the filmmakers disowning the result. This current remake, too, has already cycled through legal battles and multiple leads, with everyone from Bradley Cooper to Tom Hiddleston to Luke Evans having been attached to the role. Either way, good luck!

Boardwalk’s Jack Huston to Star in Crow Remake