Russell Crowe, star of such hits as ‘Gladiator’ and ‘A Beautiful Mind,’ is being considered for a new Dracula film reboot entitled ‘Harker.’ In it, Crowe is projected to play Jonathan Harker, a Scotland Yard investigator who is on Dracula’s murder cases.
New York Magazine's Vulture reports that the project was first announced a year ago in February 2011, but no other details have emerged until now. Crowe is only tentatively attached to the new Dracula project, which will have to wait anyway since he’s currently involved with the filming of ‘Les Miserables’ which is being produced by other Hollywood A-Lister Leonardo DiCaprio.
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Crowe has also said via Twitter that he is seriously considering moving forward with Darren Aronofsky’s new project ‘Noah’ after ‘Les Miserables’ is wrapped. Financing for the new project is proving to be troublesome, thus delaying the progress of the film.
Talks of a new Dracula reboot come just a few months before the centenary of Irish born author’s Bram Stoker’s death. Other Dracula reboots are being considered as well.
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