A new installment to ‘The Crow’ franchise has been in the works for the past few years, and after undergoing a series of setbacks, the film has finally settled on a lead-actor. This week at the Lexington Comic and Toy Convention, director James O’Barr confirmed that Jack Huston will be playing the lead-role in the highly-anticipated film.

Plot details and other casting notes are still being kept secret, but the film is expected to start shooting over the next few months. Unlike the popular film starring Brandon Lee back in 1994, this new installment is expected to stay-true to the original graphic series. We will know more about the story, written by Cliff Dorfman, when the film moves into production this spring.

Fans of Jack Huston may remember him best from his role as Richard Harrow in the HBO series ‘Boardwalk Empire,’ but the actor has quite a few new roles in the works that will rival his television resume. One of the larger projects in the works for Huston is ‘Ben-Hur,’ where he will be playing Judah Ben-Hur. Huston is also set to play the role of Mr. Wickham in the film ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’ alongside Lily James, Lena Headey and Douglas Booth. Huston also appeared in the hit film ‘American Hustle’ as Pete Musane.

The Crow franchise, a story of a murdered man who exacts his revenge on those that killed him, has proven to be a popular film-adaptation with fans of the genre. There have been a total of three ‘Crow’ film-adaptations produced to-date. The original film was directed by Alex Proyas, working off a screenplay written by David J. Schow, based off the character written by James O’Barr. Starring with Brandon Lee in the film were Michael Wincott and Rochelle Davis. More information on casting and other details for the reboot will be announced as the film moves into production later this year.