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‘The Hangover’ Star Bradley Cooper Enters Negotiations To Become ‘The Crow’
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Just a few days ago it was reported that Juan Carlos Fresnadillo had been hired to direct Relativity Media’s remake of the 1994 cult classic, The Crow.

It was expected that things would begin moving forward a bit more rapidly now, and it does appear this is the case. Deadline is reporting that Bradley Cooper, star of The Hangover and The A-Team, has entered into early negotiations to take on the title role originally played by the late Brandon Lee.

The movie tells the story of a musician who’s savagely beaten and killed when he and his fiancee are attacked. He then finds himself resurrected and sets off on a quest to find and destroy all who were responsible for he and his love’s deaths.

Keep in mind that though it appears Cooper has been chosen for the role, these negotiations are still early and things could change if the discussions or production hit a snag along the way.

Cooper is also known for performances in titles like Wedding Crashers, Midnight Meat Train, All About Steve, and Limitless.

Another soon-expected announcement is that of a writer for the remake. Nick Cave (The Proposition) penned the last draft, but it’s said that a new writer will be brought in to work with Fresnadillo and his vision of where the movie should go.

What do you think? Is Cooper perfect as the new Crow, or is this cause for concern?


  1. Are you kidding me? Bradley Cooper? No offence to the guy’s acting skills but he is such a wrong fit for the Crow even with the right makeup/etc — this Crow revival news just keeps getting worse :-S

    Comment by Darkeva — April 13, 2011 @ 12:47 am

  2. Just one word. No!

    Comment by murmurice — April 12, 2011 @ 8:26 pm

  3. No kidding. Can they please just send this thing into development hell?

    Comment by Brian — April 12, 2011 @ 8:27 pm

  4. Brandon Lee was an accomplished martial artist,as was his body double,Jeff Imada .
    This movie,despite Brandons death,is a classic.Remaking it at all,is BLASPHEMOUS!
    I ,nor any of my friends ,will go see it.
    The Lee family has many DEVOUT followers.
    Repeatedly remaking things,that should never be remade,is pathetic.Hollywood hasn’t hasn’t had an original idea in decades.Thats no reason to deface classics.
    And Eric Draven,was a dark,brooding figure.
    No offence to the actor,but I don’t see how some pasty blue eyed ginger can bring anything to the table for Eric Draven,and Brandons incredible physique and martial abilities.
    Try remaking Enter the Dragon with Seth Rogan next.Let us know how it does at the box office (and I love Rain,but not even he should touch that).

    Comment by chaffed thighs — April 13, 2011 @ 1:01 pm

  5. Is this a joke ? No one with a brain would go see such a movie ,when you can pop the original in the DVD player.
    Some pasty blue eyed ginger,can never come close to Brandon Lee in PHYSIQUE,ACTING,MARTIAL ABILITY ,MOOD.He couldn’t even come close to Brandons body double,Jeff Imada.
    The Lee family has many DEVOUT followers.No one will waste a dime on such schlock.
    No one I know anyway.
    Tell Hollyweed to get A NEW IDEA,and stop messing with classics.
    Maybe they can remake Enter the Dragon with Seth Rogan next.

    Comment by GoldenW — April 13, 2011 @ 6:22 pm

  6. There was ONE Crow movie. All of the rest is crap.

    Screw you, Hollywood!

    Comment by Steve — April 13, 2011 @ 8:08 pm

  7. I mean, the guy can smile that’s for sure, so he might be able to pull off some maniacle, insane laughing or something, but I don’t really get where they’re coming from. I thought they might try to go back to the graphic novel for further inspiration, and if so, then this dude just doesn’t fit the bill from what I’ve seen of his acting. If it’s a re-make of the 1st movie, yeah… as most have just said, I don’t think he can live up to Lee’s presence or abilities, so it doesn’t look good really.

    Comment by Gordon Emanuel — April 13, 2011 @ 8:34 pm

  8. I remember seeing an interview with Brandon Lee where he voices his disappointment with the studio or producers/funders, whatever, (this seemed to be during production) that they weren’t allowed the artistic freedom to shoot the movie in black and white for instance, or take any really outlandish risks which may have hurt the potential commercial return. Are they planning on anything like that, I dunno, Sin City style effects? Could be interesting, but still not convinced this actor is good for the role.

    Comment by Gordon Emanuel — April 13, 2011 @ 8:43 pm

  9. yep…another remake I will not be seeing!! Even if I do like Cooper…if he has ever read the original graphic novel he would turn down the role!

    Comment by Sykogod — April 15, 2011 @ 2:23 pm

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