Not that Relativity or director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo couldn’t have surprised us with something extraordinary, but I personally was strongly against the casting of Bradley Cooper in The Crow, their reboot that would have had Cooper playing Eric Draven, a man who returns from the grave to avenge the death of both his fiance and himself.
The Hollywood Reporter breaks the news this evening that Cooper has now exited due to scheduling conflicts, but akin to the project’s rock musician who is killed and resurrected, two new names have surfaced as possible replacements: Channing Tatum (pictured inside) and Mark Wahlberg.
We broke the news exclusively back in October 2010 that Wahlberg has been offered the role, but had never officially taken it. Could that name be a longshot? The idea that Channing Tatum is even being considered makes me want to hurl all over my computer. From this side of the screen, Tatum is that obnoxious heartthrob that we all love to hate… what’s your take?
“Crow,” created by James O’Barr, centered on a musician who is murdered while trying to save his fiancée from thugs. He is brought back from the dead by supernatural forces and seeks revenge. The role was originally played by Brandon Lee, who was killed by a freak accident during production of the original movie in 1993.”
Pictured: Bradley Cooper, top, Mark Wahlberg, middle, and Channing Tatum