Sonny Moore aka Skrillex, is to make his acting debut in a remake of the the 1994 cult gothic action film, ‘The Crow’. The film, which was an adaptation of the 1989 comic book of the same name, revolves around the story of guitarist Eric Draven who is shot dead but resurrected one year later to avenge his killers. The original film starred Brandon Lee , when Lee was fatally wounded during the production when a dummy bullet, which had become lodged in one of the prop guns, was shot into his abdomen by a blank cartridge.
The remake has been in the pipeline for some time but is now set to move forward after production companies, The Weinstein Company and Relativity Media settled a legal dispute over the rights.
Although Hollywood heart throb and Hangover star, Bradley Cooper was originally set to take the role, it’s not hard to see why they’ve plumped for Skrillex. The 24 year old bears a striking resemblance to the character and also shares a similar background having previously fronted American rock band, From First To Last.
Weinstein Company head honcho, Harvey Weinstein said of the casting,
“I love that kid Skrillex! He’s going to bring a real sense of authenticity to the role and, hopefully, make me a $100 million!”
Although Skrillex has no previous acting experience he did tell Mixmag last year that he hoped to find different outlets for his creativity, including film soundtracks and orchestration, and a move into acting only seems like a natural progression.