The Crow remake has been thrown into jeopardy after Bradley Cooper was forced to drop out due to scheduling conflicts.
The Hangover hunk was hired to play Eric Draven, who returns from the dead to track down the gang who killed his wife, in the re-imagining of the 1994 cult movie, which famously cost star Brandon Lee his life after a prop gun accident.
However, Cooper is already contracted to start work on David O. Russell's Silver Linings, as well as the adaptation of John Milton's epic poem Paradise Lost, and can no longer commit to The Crow shoot, according to TotalFilm.com.
The website reports Mark Wahlberg and Channing Tatum are now in the running to take over from Cooper when shooting starts in 2012.