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Actor Bradley Cooper visits "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" at Rockefeller Center in Manhattan. (March 18, 2011) Credit: Getty Images

Bradley Cooper is in early negotiations to star in Relativity’s remake of “The Crow,” being directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo.

In the adaptation of the gritty black-and-white indie comic by artist James O’Barr, Cooper will play a rock musician who is murdered while trying to save his fiancée from thugs. He is resurrected by supernatural forces and seeks revenge. The role was originally played by Brandon Lee.

Relativity is flying fast with “Crow,” with Fresnadillo only officially boarding the project a week ago. The Spanish director of “28 Weeks Later” is said to have met with Cooper in Spain recently, where the two hit it off and shared a vision for the character and the film. Relativity would not confirm the talks but sources say Cooper, currently in theaters in Relativity’s hit thriller “Limitless,” is keen to board the project.

Production is targeted to start in the fall.

Cooper next appears in “The Hangover Part II,” which opens May 26.

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