Luke Evans lands lead in "The Crow"

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The second of three epic fantasy adventure films directed, co-written and produced by Peter Jackson and based on J. R. R. Tolkien's fantasy novel of the same name. The plot picks up just as the Dwarfs, Bilbo and Gandalf have successfully crossed over the misty mountains. Bilbo has in his possession the one ring, but now the group must continue their journey to get their gold back from the Dragon.
May 6th, 2013

Luke Evans has landed the lead role in 'The Crow'.

The 'Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' actor is set to star in F. Javier Gutierrez's Relativity Media remake of the original 1994 Alex Proyas-directed thriller film, Deadline reports.

Evans was reportedly the original choice for the hotly-anticipated role but was initially too busy filming Peter Jackson's fantasy film as well as 'Dracula Year Zero', in which he was also cast as the lead.

'True Blood' star Alexander Skarsgard and 'Thor' star Tom Hiddleston were then both considered for the part, but it is thought production has now been pushed back in order to secure Evans after he finishes promoting 'Fast & The Furious 6'.

The Welsh actor will follow in the footsteps of Brandon Lee in playing Eric Draven, a man brutally murdered who comes back to life as an undead avenger of his and his fiancée's murder.

Lee - whose father was the notorious martial arts star Bruce Lee - tragically passed away aged 28 on the set of the film after an accidental fatal shooting.

Evans can next be seen as Owen Shaw in the fast car action film and will reprise his role as Bard the Bowman in 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' and 'The Hobbit: There and Back Again'.