Bradley Cooper Flies From 'The Crow'

August 16th, 2011 7:51am EDT

Bradley Cooper Bradley Cooper is apparently going to let bygones be bygones, as he won't be rising from the dead on a mission of vengeance after all.

We had a feeling something was going to have to be dropped from Cooper's crazy schedule just to make time for him to get a few hours of sleep every night for the next year, and it looks like that something is "The Crow," according to Heat Vision.

Cooper will no longer be starring as Eric Draven, the slain musician who comes back from the grave one year after his death to avenge the double murder of himself and his fiancee. Relativity Media is already putting the feelers out for possible replacements, which include Mark Wahlberg, who was vaguely attached to the project earlier this year, and Channing Tatum.

"The Crow" is a reboot of Alex Proyas' 1994 film of the same name, which was based on James O'Barr's acclaimed graphic novel/personal therapy session. Eric Draven was previously played by Brandon Lee, who died in a freak accident on set.

Somewhat ironically, Bradley Cooper dropped "The Crow" to make way for his starring role as Lucifer in Proyas' "Paradise Lost," which begins filming early next year. Cooper also has David O. Russell's "The Silver Linings Playbook" shooting this fall (in a role he took over from Mark Wahlberg).

We never quite pictured Cooper as Eric Draven, but we were willing to go with it. We don't picture Mark Wahlberg or Channing Tatum in the role, either, but we'd be willing to go with either of them, too.

"The Crow" will begin production once everyone stops with the lawsuits and losing actors and whatnot.

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