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Casting Break: Every Time A New Actor Is Rumored For The Crow Remake, A Gen X-er Utters "Meh"

By Jodi Smith | Industry | April 30, 2013 |

By Jodi Smith | Industry | April 30, 2013 |

Tom Hiddleston’s time as the rumored new lead for a The Crow reboot was short-lived, wasn’t it? Who’s the next contestant on “DEAR GOD PLEASE NO DON’T REBOOT IT”? Alexander Skarsgard, the sexiest of all of the Skarsgard brothers. Supposedly Hiddleston just wanted to talk and Skarsgard is the first choice to play lanky Eric Draven for director F. Javier Gutierrez. If The Crow has to have a reboot, and it is looking likely that it will, I’m not totally against Skarsgard playing the lead. I think he can pull off the tender musician and the grief-fueled angel of vengeance with equal aplomb. Plus, he’s yummy to look at.


In more delicious man candy news, Michael Fassbender has been cast as the lead in the movie version of Macbeth. Justin Kurzel (Snowtown) will direct the Todd Louiso and Jacob Koskoff script. The big question here isn’t what they’ll do with the bloody play on the big screen, but when they’ll do it. Fassbender is filming a little movie called X-Men: Days of Future Past and is attached to Genius and Assassin’s Creed, while Kurzel is directing Our Kind of Traitor this year.


Quvuenzhane Wallis has been attached to the Annie remake for a while now and we’ve been wondering who would portray her adoptive father. It seems that Jamie Foxx is looking to step into the role of Oliver Warbucks Benjamin Stacks. Yes, they’ve changed Daddy Warbucks into Daddy Stacks. Director Will Gluck hopes to have the updated film in theaters December 2014. At least Foxx won’t look like a goofwad in Annie.


Oscar nominated Gabourey Sidibe has been announced as the second new cast member for “American Horror Story: Coven.” The third season of the FX show also has new star Kathy Bates and returning favorites Jessica Lange, Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson, Taissa Farmiga, Frances Conroy and Lily Rabe. There is no word yet on who Sidibe will be portraying, but I hope to hell she’s one of the witches. I AM EXCITE!


Last of all, and just because I absolutely adore him, John Krasinski will make a cameo appearance in “Arrested Development.” Other actors making appearances are Seth Rogen, Isla Fisher, Conan O’Brien,John Slattery, Kristen Wiig, Ben Stiller, the “Workaholics” crew (Blake Anderson, Adam DeVine, and Anders Holm) Andy Richter, Liza Minnelli, Carl Weathers, and Henry Winkler. Whatever. KRASINSKI!


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Jodi Smith is a Senior Reporter, Film & Television at Pajiba. You can email her or follow her on Twitter.