Mark Wahlberg Offered the Lead in Stephen Norrington’s Remake of THE CROW

     October 19, 2010


I have a tough time envisioning Mark Wahlberg as goth, but he may getting into the white face paint.  According to Bloody Disgusting, Wahlberg has been offered the lead in Stephen Norrington’s remake/re-adaptation of The Crow.  This was a film I was completely uninterested in until musician/screenwriter Nick Cave (The Proposition) came on board to do a re-write.  We don’t know much about the remake other than it will be set in Detroit and follow the same plotline of a man coming back from the dead to avenge his and his fiancée’s murder.  However, before Cave came on board, we reported that Norrington’s reboot  “will focus more on the mythology of the actual crow as a character with a distinct personality.”  The Crow was originally played by Brandon Lee in the 1994 film.  Other actors to play the role include Vincent Perez, Eric Mabius, and Edward Furlong.

Wahlberg will next be seen in David O. Russell’s The Fighter.  He’s also attached to the thriller Contraband, and is considering The Odd Life of Timothy Green and Seth MacFarlane’s comedy Teddy Bear.

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