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Jack Huston Exits ‘The Crow’ Remake at Relativity

Scheduling issues will prevent the ”Boardwalk Empire“ alum from joining Andrea Riseborough in the film

Relativity is once again searching for a new actor to star in its remake of “The Crow,” as Jack Huston (“Boardwalk Empire”) has exited the project due to a scheduling issue, TheWrap has learned.

Corin Hardy is directing the movie, which is a remake of Alex Proyas’ 1994 classic based on the comic by James O’Barr.

Brandon Lee starred alongside Michael Wincott and Ernie Hudson in the original movie.

Andrea Riseborough and Forest Whitaker are in talks to take on Wincott and Hudson’s respective roles as villain Top Dollar and cop-turned-ally Sgt. Albrecht.

Hardy confirmed Huston’s exit while in the midst of pre-production in Wales. The film follows a rock star who returns from the dead with the help of a mystical bird to avenge his own murder.

According to Variety, which first reported Huston’s exit, Relativity has its eye on Nicholas Hoult and Jack O’Connell to replace Huston. Hoult is a hot commodity thanks to “Mad Max: Fury Road” and the “X-Men” franchise.

Huston is a rising star who will soon be seen in “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” and Timur Bekmambetov‘s remake of “Ben-Hur.”