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Jack Huston to play lead in remake of The Crow

Jack Huston

Story by Jack Foley

JACK Huston has landed the leading role in the upcoming remake of supernatural revenge thriller The Crow.

The story, based on James O’Barr’s comic book, follows a rock star who is brought back to life from the dead in order to avenge the death of his fiancee. He is guided by a telepathic connection with a crow.

The original film version topped the US box office when it was released in 1994 after becoming renowned for the death of its leading, Bruce Lee’s son Brandon, who was killed on set when a gun was mistakenly filled with live ammunition.

The remake will be directed by Corin Hardy, whose debut feature The Hallow, a horror film set in Ireland, was sold at this year’s Sundance film festival. Hardy has welcomed the casting, saying he was “really happy” with the choice of Huston.

Huston, for his part, is well known for the recurring role of a disfigured hitman Richard Harrow in Boardwalk Empire. But he also made as Jack Kerouac opposite Daniel Radcliffe in Kill Your Darlings and aong the all-star ensemble of David O Russell’s Oscar nominated American Hustle.

He also garnered good reviews for his performance in Strangers On A Train in London’s West End.

Forthcoming roles include Mr Wickham in Austen slash-fic adaptation Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and, in his biggest role yet, Ben-Hur in the remake of the swords-and-sandals epic, which is currently filming.

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