Singer/actress FKA Twigs has been cast in director Rupert Sanders’ reboot of The Crow, alongside Bill Skarsgård in the lead role.

FKA Twigs is best known as a singer-songwriter, but she has recently embarked on an acting career as well, notably appearing in the Shia LaBeouf-penned Honey Boy in 2019. The English actress has now been cast in the upcoming reboot of 1994’s The Crow, based on the indie comic book of the same name. Twigs has been cast as Shelly Webster, the fiancée to Bill Skarsgård’s Eric Draven.

In the original comic and film, Webster only plays a minor role, as both she and Draven are murdered early on. Draven is then resurrected as the vengeful Crow. However, it is understood that the reboot is reimagining FKA Twigs’ version of Webster as a co-lead. It is not yet clear what this will mean for the character, but the filmmakers will likely be eager to address and amend the “fridging” – the act of killing off a female character purely to motivate a male character – seen in the original. It’s possible that the reboot will also see Webster resurrected, or may not see her killed at all.

The original comic book, The Crow, was created by James O’Barr and first published in 1989. It saw Eric Draven resurrected by a crow, which acted as a sort of spiritual guide to him as he sought vengeance for his fiancée’s murder. Alex Proyas directed the 1994 adaptation, which starred Brandon Lee in the lead role, who was tragically killed during production.

Production is due to begin on the reboot of The Crow in June, with filming taking place in Munich and Prague. Bill Skarsgård and FKA Twigs are the only cast members to have been confirmed so far.

Here is the synopsis for the original film:

Brandon Lee (Rapid Fire) plays Eric Draven, a young rock guitarist who, along with his fiancée, is brutally killed by a ruthless gang of criminals. Exactly one year after his death, Eric returns- watched over by a hypnotic crow, to seek revenge, battling the evil crime lord and his band of thugs, who must answer for their crimes.

Directed by Alex Proyas from a script penned by David J. Schow and John Shirley, the 1994 film stars Brandon Lee, Ernie Hudson, and Michael Wincott.

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Source: THR



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