August 16, 2013 | Posted by Linda Ge
Looks like Bradley Cooper really, really wants to be in the Lance Armstrong biopic business. After earlier rumors that pegged him as the star of JJ Abrams’ in-the-works project, Deadline reports Cooper is moving on without Abrams, signing on to produce and likely star in Warner Bros’ rival film, to be directed by Jay Roach, instead.
Roach’s film, “Red Blooded American”, was scriptd by Scott Z. Burns, and features two major roles: Armstrong and former teammate Tyler Hamilton, who ousted Armstrong’s doping in a “60 Minutes” interview in 2011, two years before Armstrong would come clean himself. Cooper is said to be eyeing one of the two roles. The film is being fast-tracked, but yet another dueling Armstrong biopic, directed by Stephen Frears and starring Ben Foster, is moving even faster. That one starts this fall, while Roach and Co. will likely have to wait for Cooper to finish filming Cameron Crowe’s newest to begin “Red Blooded American.”
Cooper shot to stardom thanks to “The Hangover” trilogy, and landed his first Oscar nomination for Best Actor earlier this year for David O. Russell’s “Silver Linings Playbook” opposite Jennifer Lawrence. The two just finished up working for Russell again, on this December’s “American Hustle,” and Cooper next heads to Hawaii for Cameron Crowe’s next feature, a reworked version of his long-gestating “Deep Tiki” co-starring Rachel McAdams and Emma Stone.
May 2, 2013 | Posted by Rebecca Lewis
Bradley Cooper is the man that all of Hollywood wants to work with. Following on from his Oscar nomination this year for the brilliant “Silver Linings Playbook“, the actor, who may finally be shaking off his “Hangover” rep, is now attached to star in the Steven Spielberg-directed biopic of a Navy SEAL, “American Sniper” – which Cooper himself has already been developing as a co-producer.
THR reports that the film is based on Navy SEAL Christopher Kyle’s own autobiography “American Sniper”, which was a New York Times bestseller. Kyle was known as the most lethal sniper is American military history and was honorably discharged in 2009 before being fatally killed by a fellow veteran, who suffered from PTSD, at a shooting range in Texas.
Cooper is turning himself into quite the multi-hypenate as he follows up from his Oscar nom with news that he may star and direct in a remake of the German film “Kokowaah“. Currently filming David O. Russell‘s political thriller “American Hustle” which also features Jennifer Lawrence, Christian Bale, Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner, Cooper will next be seen on the big screen in the final part of “The Hangover” trilogy, due for release May 24th 2013. He also recently joined – and then dropped out of troubled Western “Jane Got A Gun“, and has the release of Susanna Bier’s “Serena” on the cards as well as Cameron Crowe’s next.
April 11, 2013 | Posted by Linda Ge
We’ve long been promised that “The Hangover Part III” will be different from its two predecessors, and as the new full length trailer reveals, that is indeed a promise kept. Sure, there’s still Vegas, crazy car chases and antics involving exotic animals, but there’s no getting blackout drunk and not remembering anything that happened the night before for the Wolfpack of Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis this time around.
On their way to dropping Galifianakis’ Alan off at rehab, the trouble-magnet trio are apprehended by John Goodman and some scary henchmen, who task the boys with tracking down Ken Jeong’s outrageous Mr. Chow, who has stolen $2 million from the wrong people. The final Todd Phillips-directed comedy has us pleasantly surprised with its ability to live up to the hijinks that make the franchise fun while still actually allowing its characters to finally mature and learn their lesson. Count us in for the release on May 24th.
Watch the new trailer below.
March 7, 2013 | Posted by Linda Ge
Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis and Ed Helms are back at it (and once again leaving poor Justin Bartha behind) in the first trailer for “The Hangover Part III”, the self-proclaimed epic conclusion to the trilogy of mayhem and bad decisions. The misfit trio are back in Vegas, the place where it all started, for at least part of the action that involves a funeral, a prison riot, cops, criminals, a stolen giraffe and Melissa McCarthy.
Various people connected with the film have teased that the plot is a little different this time around (have they finally learned their lesson about drinking too much?), but it’s still hard to make heads or tails out of the footage we have so far. Todd Phillips has directed all three films in this most unorthodox blockbuster trilogy – no comic book superheroes or futuristic dystopian teenagers here – and the final installment will be released on May 24th. The first trailer can be viewed below.
February 27, 2013 | Posted by Linda Ge
What’s next for Bradley Cooper now that he’s proven himself a serious, Oscar-nominated actor? Maybe directing. Deadline reports Cooper is developing a remake of German film “Kokowaah” as a starring vehicle and is also considering stepping behind the camera. But if he doesn’t direct this one, he is on active lookout for another film to make his feature directorial debut on.
In “Kokowaah” (a working title if there ever was one), Cooper will play one of two men, carefree bachelor Henry or married father Trevor. The lives of the two men are unraveled when the shocking identity of the father of Trevor’s 8 year old daughter is revealed. We can see where this is going. German crossover star Til Schweiger played Henry in the original 2011 film, so it’s likely Cooper is eyeing the bachelor role as well.
But “Kokowaah” marks yet another in-development project Cooper has attached himself to that are probably nowhere near ready to roll camera yet. Culinary comedy “Chef”, murder mystery “The Man From Primrose Lane” and WWII thriller “Dark Invasion” are also part of his long term plans. In the short term, Cooper will reunite with “Silver Linings Playbook” director David O. Russell and co-star Jennifer Lawrence this spring on an untitled political thriller about the 1970s sting operation Abscam. Cooper and Lawrence have already shot and are awaiting the release of their second feature together, “Serena”, which should hit this year, while “The Hangover III” and Toronto hit “The Place Beyond the Pines” are also ready for their audiences.
February 23, 2013 | Posted by Rebecca Lewis
In our Oscar Spotlight series we take a look at rising stars who have this year gained the biggest accolade in Hollywood, an Academy Award nomination. In a year filled with incredible performances, none of our chosen actors were considered a shoo-in. Taken from three of the acting categories, we present …
Bradley Cooper Loses The Hangover
Nearly four years after its release, Bradley Cooper‘s name is still synonymous with “The Hangover“. In the years that followed Cooper tried but never quite managed to prove he had something to offer beyond playing the handsome jerk. In 2013, however, it might be fair to say the American actor has finally broken through, with his first Oscar nomination for a captivating performance in “Silver Linings Playbook.“
January 29, 2013 | Posted by Linda Ge
Ever-busy, ever-in-demand, newly minted Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper has no plans to slow down any time soon. He’s attached himself to yet another project, according to Deadline. He will produce and star in “The Man From Primrose Lane”, which will be based on James Renner’s novel of the same name.
Cooper will play David Neff in the Chad Feehan-adapted film, a true-crime writer who gets in over his head (don’t they always) when investigating the strange serial murder mystery of a suspect known as “the man with a thousand mittnes.” “The closer Neff comes to uncovering the true identity of the Man from Primrose Lane, the more he discovers his own dangerous connection to the series of crimes. He realizes in order to end the cycle of death and capture the killer he must look outside the parameters of what he believed to be true about time and space.” It sounds like this one is in the early stages, with Warner Bros developing the project as a vehicle for Cooper.
It’s a good thing since Cooper appears to be well booked up for the next 12 months or so. After Oscar season, where he’s nominated for Best Actor for his role in David O. Russell’s “Silver Linings Playbook”, he’ll go back to work with the director on an untitled political thriller co-starring Jeremy Renner, Amy Adams and Christian Bale. Then he’ll star in Cameron Crowe’s next feature opposite Emma Stone. He’ll juggle the two in between promotional duties for Derek Cianfrance’s “The Place Beyond the Pines”, “The Hangover 3″ and Susanna Bier’s “Serena”, all of which he filmed last year and will come out this year. In the latter half of 2013 he’s expected to film period crime drama “Bad Blood and Starlight”, and by early 2014, Cooper will be prepping a Broadway run of “The Elephant Man”, which he’s already played on stage.
January 14, 2013 | Posted by Linda Ge
Newly minted Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper has attached himself to WWI true life spy thriller “Dark Invasion”, according to Deadline. Cooper, who has already exec produced “Limitless” and “Silver Linings Playbook”, will produce the film at Warner Bros under his 22nd & Indiana production company with John Lesher and his Le Grisbi banner.
The nonfiction book of the same name by Howard Blum will be released on September 11th of this year, and details German Secret Service members dispatched to attack the United States in 1915 while World War I wages in Europe. Cooper is attached to the role of Tom Tunney, the NYPD chief who’s tasked with establishing the team that will bring the German spies to justice.
Of course, with Cooper’s busy upcoming schedule, the project is still in the early developmental stages. After Oscar season, he’ll reunite with “Silver Linings Playbook” director David O. Russell on an untitled drama co-starring Christian Bale, Jeremy Renner and Amy Adams (previously working under the title “American Bullshit”). He’s wrapping up work now on the conclusion to “The Hangover” trilogy and is also set to play the lead in Cameron Crowe’s next feature, a reworked version of romantic comedy “Deep Tiki” opposite Emma Stone. Cooper will next be seen opposite Ryan Gosling in Derek Cianfrance’s “The Place Beyond the Pines” and opposite “Silver Linings” co-star Jennifer Lawrence in Susanna Bier’s “Serena.”
August 16, 2012 | Posted by Linda Ge
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.
April 18, 2012 | Posted by Linda Ge
Sounds like Bradley Cooper really enjoyed working on “The Silver Linings Playbook.” He’s already working with co-star Jennifer Lawrence on a new movie, “Serena”, and now he’s in talks to reunite with director David O. Russell as well. Deadline reports Cooper is now in negotiations to join the cast of “American Bullshit”, with another Russell alum, Christan Bale, already attached to star.
The film will follow the real life political drama Abscam, which was set up by the FBI in the 1970s and 80s. An FBI employee posed as a fictional Middle Eastern sheik named Kraim Abdul Rahman, who was videotaped taking meetings with government officials in which they agreed to take money for helping him gain asylum in the US, among other illegal activities. The investigation culminated in the conviction of a United States Senator and five members of the House of Representatives. A January 2013 start date is tentatively scheduled, with director and stars all committed to other projects between now and then.
Cooper is currently in Prague with Lawrence filming 1920s thriller “Serena” under the direction of Susanna Bier. In September he’ll return one last time to the role that made him famous in the threequel to “The Hangover.” And while Woody Allen’s next film had been rumored to take place in Copenhagen with Cooper attached to star, the location was quickly debunked (Allen will shoot in San Francisco instead); it’s unclear if Cooper’s involvement is also off the table.