Relativity Studios’ remake of the 1994 cult hit The Crow has hit another roadblock. Variety reports that Jack Huston has dropped out of the lead role due to scheduling conflicts. Huston, known for his turn in Boardwalk Empire, was the second actor attached to play rock star Eric Draven. He took over the part from Luke Evans, who also departed due to overlapping work commitments.
“Jack Huston is unfortunately unavailable to continue with us on The Crow,” said director Corin Hardy. “The Crow is an amazing project, and I am grateful that we have the time and patience to get it right. We look forward to unveiling our new lead and starting to film over the next several weeks.”
Pre-production on the remake is currently underway in Wales. With Huston now out of the picture, the film’s imminent shooting schedule is now on an indefinite hiatus. However, the studio are reportedly eyeing up two British actors - Nicholas Hoult and Jack O’Connell - for the part, and it’s likely they’ll settle on someone in the coming weeks.
Huston is gearing up to tackle the lead role in MGM’s Ben-Hur remake, and can be next seen in the literary adaptation Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.