Actor Jack Huston has parted way with Relativity Studios remake of ‘The Crow’.
EW confirmed this report citing scheduling conflicts between the actor and the studio.
“Jack Huston is unfortunately unavailable to continue with us on The Crow,” said director Corin Hardy in a statement. “‘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.”
The studio isn’t wasting time in its search for a suitable replacement for Huston. According to Variety they have their eye on British actor Nicholas Hoult for the role, but also in the running is Jack O’Connell. The website also reports that Forest Whitaker is being courted for a role in the film.
“Jack is a remarkably gifted actor, and we look forward to working with him in the future,” the studio said in a statement. “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.”
Huston would have taken on the role of Eric Draven, originated by Brandon Lee in the 1994 film of the same name.