Bradley Cooper doesn't want to be in 'The Crow' remake
Hollywood It Boy Bradley Cooper has decided the curse of The Crow wasn't for him, pulling out of a planned remake of the 1993 Brandon Lee flick because of scheduling conflicts. It seems he wanted to make some good movies instead of a retread of a classic graphic novel adaptation.
The Hollywood Reporter says Cooper is shooting David O. Russell's Silver Linings Playbook in the fall, then Paradise Lost at the start of next year. That's right when Relativity planned to shoot the makeover of the James O'Barr comic movie about a murdered musician who comes back from the dead to take revenge on his fiancee's killers. After Lee's untimely death on set, it's possible Cooper didn't like the sound of "shooting The Crow," either.
Replacements being considered are Mark Wahlberg, who is both 10 years too old for such a movie and already turned down an offer last year, and Channing Tatum, the former Tampa-area stripper who starred in G.I. Joe and has proven he has the acting chops of a 2x4. As a child of the '90s, The Juice* has to wonder, why remake one of the definitive movies of the decade? We will rue the day the Sneaker Pimps' 6 Underground is rerecorded by an autotuned rapper and The Matrix is rereleased with new special effects that replace Keanu Reeves with hat rack.
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