Scheduling conflicts with “Silver Linings Playbook” and “Paradise Lost” keep the actor out of the remake
Cooper was set to play the lead role of Eric Draven, but a couple of other movies — "The Silver Linings Playbook" and "Paradise Lost" – bumped up against "The Crow's" filming schedule, an individual familiar with the project told TheWrap.
Relativity is now looking for a replacement actor to play Eric Draven and expects to begin filming during the first quarter of 2012.
Also read: Weinstein Co.Sues Relativity Over 'The Crow'
Directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, there has been some turbulence in "The Crow's" flight pattern. The Weinstein company is suing Relativity over the project, asking a judge to prohibit it from selling the remake of the 1994 film to any other company.
The original movie grossed $50.7 million — an impressive sum for its day. The film was marred, however, by the accidental death of Brandon Lee during filming.
Relativity's version is being produced by Edward R. Pressman, Jeff Most, Relativity’s Kavanaugh, and Apache Entertainment's Enrique López Lavigne and Belén Atienza. Relativity’s Tooley ("The Fighter") will serve as executive producer.
The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news.