Bradley Cooper, who's trying to beef up his career by latching on to roles with more substance than those he's inhabited in 'The Hangover' and 'Valentine's Day,' had been eyeing the lead in Relativity's remake of 'The Crow,' but now, according to The Hollywood Reporter, he's had to ditch the part due to scheduling conflicts.

Relativity is remaking the supernatural action movie based on the 1990s comic and has set Juan Carlos Fresnadillo to direct. 'Crow,' created by James O'Barr, told the story of a musician who is murdered while trying to save his fiancee from thugs; he's brought back from the dead by supernatural forces and seeks revenge. The role was originally played by Brandon Lee, who was killed by a freak accident during production in 1993; subsequent editions have starred Vincent Perez and Eric Mabius.
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