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Luke Evans to play lead in The Crow remake

Luke Evans

Story by Jack Foley

LUKE Evans has reportedly landed the lead role in the planned remake of The Crow.

Deadline claims that Evans had been a long-term choice for Relativity Media following the departure of Bradley Cooper but scheduling difficulties had rendered a deal impossible.

Now, however, filming has now been re-scheduled for early 2014 to accommodate him.

The Crow was originally made in 1994 by Alex Proyas and starred Brandon Lee as a murdered singer who comes back to life as an undead avenger.

Lee was famously killed on the set of The Crow after receiving an accidental gunshot wound.

Both films are based on the cult graphic novel by James O’Barr.

Evans is currently in hot demand with severla big movie and TV projects to his name. The Tamara Drewe and Immortals actor will next be seen in Fast & Furious 6 and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.

He’s also landed the lead role in one of two BBC Great Train Robbery dramas and recently signed on for the starring role in Dracula: Year Zero.

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