Bradley Cooper is so in demand, his schedule for the next 18 months is already beginning to fill up. Today Variety reports the actor has entered negotiations to play the lead in 1950s set crime drama “Bad Blood and Trouble”, with shooting set for at least a year from now, in the latter half of 2013.
J Blakeson will direct the film whose plot is being kept under wraps for now. What is known is that Cooper will play a Miami police detective who falls in love with a married woman, whose husband has been targeted by criminals.
Meanwhile, THR reports Cooper is mulling over an offer for the male lead in Clint Eastwood’s remake of “A Star is Born”, which already has Beyonce set to be the young rising ingenue. Will Smith, Tom Cruise, Christian Bale and Leonardo Dicaprio have all already said no to the part.
Cooper rose to fame as the star of “The Hangover” franchise, which is gearing up to shoot the third and final installment in Los Angeles, and has become rather savvy at filling up his resume with interesting and prestigious projects. He heads to Toronto next month where he stars in two TIFF premieres, David O. Russell’s dramedy “Silver Linings Playbook” opposite Jennifer Lawrence and Derek Cianfrance’s multi-generational family crime drama “The Place Beyond the Pines” with Ryan Gosling and Dane DeHaan. He has wrapped up shooting on Susanna Bier’s “Serena” – reported to be screening footage at TIFF as well, and is attached to reunite with Russell on “American Bullshit” opposite Jeremy Renner and Amy Adams.