Jack Huston

Relativity studios has set its sights on Ben-Hur star, Jack Huston to play the lead character in the Corin Hardy directed remake of The Crow. Talks are in the early stages. This will be the second coveted job Huston has been chased since his portrayal as a masked, war scarred assassin Richard Harrow on HBO’s Boardwalk Empire. Huston right now is starring in the other, playing the lead role in Ben-Hur.

The Crow is a remake of the 1994 Alex Proyas directed adaptation of the James O’Barr graphic novel about a murdered man who comes back for revenge. Huston is being sought after for the role originated by Brandon Lee. The Cliff Dorfman-scripted pic will go into production in the spring. They want Huston and signs are looking good that he will be involved in the project. Huston is on the rise. He’s playing Wickham in the Burr Steers-directed adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith’s Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, alongside Lily James, Sam Riley and Bella Heathcote. Huston wrapped the George Tillman-directed Fox 2000 adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’ The Longest Ride for Temple Hill partners Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey, and he scored in a West End production of Strangers on a Train and was in American Hustle.