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Jack Huston drops out of The Crow remake

Jack Huston

Story by Jack Foley

JACK Huston has reportedly dropped out of the remake of The Crow.

According to trade publication Variety, the Boardwalk Empire star withdrew from the project over scheduling issues.

He was due to take on the role originated by Brandon Lee in the 1994 film of the same.

But in a statement put out by the film’s director, Corin Hardy, it was revealed that Huston was “unfortunately unavailable to continue with the project”.

Hardy added: “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.”

British actors Nicholas Hoult and Jack O’Connell have now emerged as leading contenders to replace Huston in the role.

A separate statement issued by distributing studio Relativity said: “Jack is a remarkably gifted actor and we look forward to working with him in the future.

“Corin Hardy has a tremendous vision for The Crow and we are working closely with him to continue prepping the movie and supporting him as he brings his vision to the big screen.”

The original 1994 movie focused on a murdered rock star who is resurrected by a crow in order to hunt down his killers. It became notorious when Lee died during the film’s production after he was shot with a defective blank.

Huston, who shot to prominence playing Richard Harrow in Boardwalk Empire has Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and the starring role in Ben-Hur among his current list of projects.

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