Russell Crowe’s Latest Rumored Role: Harker

Russell CroweI don’t know who Russell Crowe’s manager is, but he sure is doing a swell job getting his boy rumored for a lot of roles lately.

First it was Darren Aronofsky’s “Noah” (that’s a maybe, by the way), then it was the “Robocop” remake (that’s a flat-out No, apparently), and now, word has the Crowester in talks to headline “Harker”, a re-imagining of Bram Stoker’s “Dracula” from the point of view of Jonathan Harker.

Except in this version of the tale, Harker isn’t just some wayward husband caught in Dracula’s web, he’s “a Scotland Yard detective investigating the Count’s string of grisly murders in England.” Well, that’s a new one. Maybe they’ll end up connecting it to Jack the Ripper, too while they’re at it. You know, since we’re on the whole re-imagining kick and all.

In any case, “Unknown’s” Jaume Collet-Serra is attached to direct the film from a script by Lee Shipman and Brian McGreevy. For a while there, though, it looked like Collet-Serra would end up on Warner’s live-action “Akira” first, but since that film’s been grounded, it might be back to “Harker” for the director.

And of course, whenever a Crowe story pops up, I’m not going to miss the opportunity to post this:

Via : Vulture