Published On: Mon, May 25th, 2015

‘The Crow’ reboot set to cast Andrea Riseborough as Top Dollar

A reboot of The Crow has been burdened by delays, stars and creators signing on and exiting the project before settling on Jack Huston. The latest is news that director Corin Hardy may be casting a female as the main villain in the film – the role of Top Dollar.

According to Deadline, Andrea Riseborough is currently in negotiations to play the villain in the film, stating that Hardy wants an actress to take on the role Michael Wincott played in the 1994 film.

“Riseborough would play Top Dollar, who in the novel and the original movie was the baddest of the bad guys — yes, a guy — in the story of Draven, who comes back from the dead to avenge his girlfriend’s death after both were killed in a deadly attack,” Deadline reported.

Collider praised her work and sounds excited about the role: “…Riseborough’s casting certainly suggests that he’s at least trying to do something a little different. Plus, it’s about time Riseborough get the opportunity to go big with a substantial role in a high-profile project like this. She delivered solid, memorable work in Birdman and Disconnect, but I absolutely cannot wait to see her deliver that crazy Devil’s Night speech.

Boardwalk Empire‘s Jack Huston is already set to play Eric Draven, portrayed by Brandon Lee in the 1994 original. Claire Wilson wrote the adaptation based on James O’Barr’s graphic novel.

The Crow is expected to go into production after Huston wraps Ben-Hur, Collider added.

Brandon Lee The Crow in chair photo

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