The Crow: FKA Twigs in the cast of the reboot

The Crow: FKA Twigs in the cast of the reboot

The Crow

The new cinematic iteration dedicated to Il Corvo, the famous comic created by James O’Barr, begins to take shape. From The Hoolywood Reporter we learn that British singer-songwriter and musician FKA Twigs has joined the cast of the Sony reboot.

FKA Twigs has joined the cast of the Il Corvo reboot

Details surrounding her role are still sparse, but it should be confirmed that she was cast to play Eric Draven's girlfriend (played in the reboot by Bill Skarsgård). Also according to The Hollywood Reporter, FKA Twigs will be the co-star of this new project unlike the cult film of '94 with Brandon Lee where the role of the girl was rather marginal.

Released in 1994, The Crow became shortly time a real cult, catapulting Brandon Lee into the Hollywood stratosphere. It grossed a whopping 170 million dollars at the box office and was unfortunately characterized by the premature death of the well-known actor, victim of a fatal accident on set.

Sony already had in mind to make a reboot with Jason Momoa in the role of the protagonist , but the project was later canceled due to creative and funding divergences with production company Davis Films, which currently owns the rights to the character.

Over the years, a test footage of the film never made, which portrayed the star of Aquaman with the iconic Il Corvo makeup, has been released online.

FKA Twigs Joins Bill Skarsgard in ‘The Crow’ Reboot

FKA Twigs, the British singer and dancer who is making inroads into acting, is co-starring in the reboot and re-imagining of The Crow, the supernatural revenge thriller being directed by Rupert Sanders.

Bill Skarsgård, who played Pennywise the Clown in the It horror movies, is toplining the project, which has seen numerous iterations and close calls come and go amid years of development.

Crow was an indie comic written and drawn by James O’Barr in the late 1980s that told the dark tale of a man and his fiancee who are assaulted and killed by a gang after the couple’s car breaks down. The man is resurrected by a crow and exacts vengeance on those who took his life and the life of his love.

Twigs is playing the girlfriend/fiancée. The role was not significant in the original movie but sources say that in this re-imagining, the part has been re-conceived into a co-lead. It is unclear if the character never quite dies, perhaps returns in some supernatural form, or may even be a representation of the crow itself.

Crow is due to begin shooting in June with production to take place in Prague and Munich.

Producing are Victor Hadida, Molly Hassell, John Jencks and Edward R. Pressman. Dan Farah is an exec producer on the project.

Twigs earlier this year released a mixtape album titled Caprisongs and had a song on The King’s Man soundtrack.