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.
Cooper is soon to be shooting David O. Russell's 'Silver Linings Playbook' this fall, where he'll play a former teacher on the edge who moves back with his mother and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife, then segues to Alex Proyas' 'Paradise Lost,' where he'll play Lucifer in Milton's epic poem.

But never fear Crow fans, there's a couple of names floating around for the part: Mark Wahlberg, who was offered the part last year but a deal never developed, and Channing Tatum. Both actors, however, have heavy schedules coming up and since Relativity is anxious to get the remake off the ground sooner than later, the studio may soon begin looking at other candidates. But who knows? We might get surprised.

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