Bradley Cooper, here's hoping you know how to fly.
Splash Page reports that "The Hangover: Part II" star is in talks to headline Juan Carlos Fresnadillo's remake of "The Crow." Not only would Cooper have the not-so-easy-task of taking on the iconic and beloved character Eric Draven, but he'll have to do so while preserving the memory of the late, great Brandon Lee, who died in the process of making the original movie. Nothing has been confirmed yet, but sources say the actor is "keen to board the project."
Check out the rest of today's biggest casting news from Hollywood, including Sean Penn and Christian Bale snapping up "The Last Photograph" and Rufus Sewell taking a bite out of "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter."
Sean Penn And Christian Bale Want To Take A "Photograph"
According to Deadline, Academy Award-winning actors Sean Penn and Christian Bale are eying roles in the upcoming Afghanistan drama "The Last Photograph." For the project -- which is being produced by Zack Snyder and his wife Deborah -- Bale would play a war correspondent who is the only survivor of an attack on a group of Americans, while Penn would take the part of a retired ex-special ops soldier who attempts to free a family member who has been kidnapped in the region.
Rufus Sewell: Abraham Lincoln Hunter
Move over John Wilkes Booth, Abe Lincoln has a new enemy to deal with. Variety reports that British actor Rufus Sewell ("Dark City," "The Holiday") has signed on to play the villainous part of Adam in Timur Bekmambetov's upcoming big screen adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith's best-seller "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter." Sewell will go up against the likes of Benjamin Walker (Honest Abe himself) and Anthony Mackie (Abe's right-hand man).
JP To Team Up With PTA And PSH
This is no hoax (at least, we assume it isn't): Joaquin Phoenix is in early talks to star in Paul Thomas Anderson's yet-to-be-titled Scientology-based drama alongside Philip Seymour Hoffman, once referred to as "The Master." According to Variety, "Hoffman will play Lancaster Dodd, a charismatic intellectual known as The Master, while Phoenix would play Freddie Sutton, an alcoholic drifter who becomes his right-hand man only to begin questioning his manipulative mentor." Phoenix would take on the role that was originally meant for Jeremy Renner, who dropped out due to scheduling issues.
"Scream 4" Star To Look For More Chills With "Odd Thomas"
"Scream 4" hasn't even opened yet, but it seems like up-and-comer Nico Tortorella is already becoming something of a star. Nico may or may not be the killer in the fourth installment of the horror franchise, but he is signing up to be a baddie for his next project. According the The Hollywood Reporter, Tortorella is in negotiations to play the villain in "Odd Thomas," a movie about a man (Anton Yelchin) who can communicate with evil spirits.
Michael Clarke Duncan Sounds Like A Kilowog
Finally, Splash Page has the news that Michael Clark Duncan is now in negotiations to lend his signature voice to the eagerly anticipated "Green Lantern." The baritone-sounding star (who contributed to "Kung Fu Panda") would voice the character of Kilowog, a drill sergeant trainer, for the Ryan Reynolds superhero vehicle. Geoffrey Rush has already signed on to voice Tomar-Re, the bird/fish/alien hybrid.
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