Bradley Cooper has walked away from a remake of the ’90s film and graphic novel, The Crow.
His decision to leave the film, to be directed by 28 Weeks Later helmer Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, is reported to be down to scheduling conflicts.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Cooper is due to star in David O Russell‘s Silver Linings Playbook this autumn before filming Paradise Lost early next year. The latter is set to shoot at the same time as The Crow.
A replacement is quickly being sought. Two actors rumoured to be wanted for the role are Mark Wahlberg and Channing Tatum.
The Crow, written by James O’Barr, tells the story of a rock musician who is murdered along with his fiancée before being brought back to life a year later. The film became infamous for the on-set fatality of its star, Brandon Lee, son of the legendary Bruce Lee.
Juan Carlos Fresnadillo is currently in post-production on the Clive Owen starring horror film, Intruders, due for release on January 27, 2012.
The Crow has no release date but is expected sometime in 2013.