The long-in-the-making remake of The Crow could soon have its potential star in Bradley Cooper. Yes, the same Bradley Cooper who's known from The Hangover, its upcoming sequel, and a vast array of bad romcoms.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Relativity Media is moving forward quickly with the project, as recently-appointed director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later, Intact) will tackle seminal film property that spawned far too many bad Halloween costumes.
The specter of the legendary (and tragically prophetic) performance by Brandon Lee as the murdered rocker who is brought back to life to exact vengeance on his killers will undoubtedly haunt the analysis of everyone watching this new film.
What will Bradley Cooper bring to the table?
With the film set to shoot in the Fall, the process for this remake has been expedited to the extreme, so casting meetings and various tidbits are bound to erupt. Yet, THR reports that Cooper recently met up with director, Fresnadillo in Spain and that both men seemed to share a pretty clear vision for the film and character.
Cooper has become hot property as of late, and thanks to the recent box-office success of Limitless, the actor was able to make a case to the moviegoing public that he can be taken seriously as an actor. However, a movie about an average schmuck who becomes a pimp at life after he takes a version of ginkgo biloba on crack pales in seriousness to tackling the dark, gothic-inspired mythos created by the black and white comic book of James O'Barr.
I'm not sure what to think of this. But, it is sometimes the case that the most head-scratching of casting decisions result in amazing performances. (Michael Keaton as Batman still remains the most absurd casting decision to turn out well.) For all we know, this could be the breakthrough for Cooper which leaves us seeing him in a completely different way. (On the other hand, it could become another Bradley Cooper comedy, albeit unintentionally.)
Any thoughts on this possible casting?
Source: The Hollywood Reporter