Bradley Cooper will be following up American Hustle and The Hangover Part III with a Chef-like project. Word is that the actor is officially signed on to star in a film by the same name as Jon Favreau’s high-flying indie dramedy, prompting a bit of a legal war over the title. Naturally, we could not care less about the whole thing, but we will acknowledge that one of them will inevitably change. This news comes four months after word of Cooper’s possible involvement in the project first hit the net.
Cooper’s Chef is different from the Robert Downey, Jr./Scarlett Johansson re-team though as its leading man will star as a Paris chef named Adam Jones. His self-destructive behavior and subsequent comeback is at the heart of the story which will be told by The Company Men director John Wells. The Weinstein Company is backing the project hoping to recapture a performance similar to the one that landed the Limitless lead a Best Actor nomination.
Bradley Cooper was on Jimmy Fallon last night to do a little more press for The Hangover 3 which is a bit more than a week away from release. The actor once again insisted this was the final installment in between talking about things like Silver Linings Playbook at the Oscars and Jennifer Lawrence’s character in American Hustle. He then went on to try a new game out with Jimmy. Continue Reading
Yesterday, we were talking about Bradley Cooper departing Jane Got a Gun due to obligations to David O. Russell’s Abscam movie American Hustle, but now it seems that there is another project that conveniently slides into the Oscar-nominee’s schedule. That project will be Steven Spielberg’s next movie which is American Sniper, based on an autobiography of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle.
This is the story about one of the most lethal snipers in U.S. military history and was set up before Kyle was killed by a fellow veteran in February. The kind-hearted man was helping a stranger he did not know cope with PTSD before he was unexpectedly gunned down at a shooting ranger. That seemed to be enough to capture Steven Spielberg’s attention who has been looking for a follow-up to Lincoln.
We thought the man was working on re-doing Robopocalypse to make it ‘smaller,’ but now it seems something else has taken precedence. Will we ever see the director back in blockbuster mode? The last time we saw such a feature was 2005′s War of the Worlds.
Well, this is certainly surprising. Bradley Cooper has become the third major leading actor to exit production of Jane Got a Gun and the second since it began production (referring to Michael Fassbender and Judd Law respectfully.) The Gavin O’Connor-directed Western being produced by Natalie Portman has been marred by a slew of high-profile exits these past few months, so this is seen as a continuation of tragic circumstances on the movie which also saw a change at the helm on day one of shooting.
Cooper’s role was to play a gang leader attempting to finish the job by killing Portman’s wanted husband. With nobody to turn to for help, her character is tasked with protecting her injured hubby (Noah Emmerich) with the help of an ex-lover played by Joel Edgerton. Details are scarce on why the Silver Linings star departed, but one would guess it was due to continued obligations to David O. Russell’s American Hustle aka the Abscam movie that reunites him (briefly) with Jennifer Lawrence and Robert De Niro.
Yes, pretty much the title explains it all here. There is some more footage in the latest commercial for The Hangover Part III which is now less than four weeks out from release. It may have to compete against the likes of Fast & Furious 6, but some people I know are willing to see both in the same weekend. This is what government holidays like Memorial Day were meant for, at least according to the Hollywood geniuses who decided to release these films side-by-side. Continue Reading
Those of you who loved David O. Russell’s Silver Linings Playbook might want to see this. As the film’s director is currently reuniting the cast for a period piece in the Boston area called American Hustle, TWC has released an alternate ending to his last project–an Oscar-nominated dramedy starring Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper.
This is a story that not a whole lot of people probably paid attention to on Friday (for obvious reasons.) David O. Russell’s period follow-up to Silver Linings Playbook entitled American Hustle was unable to shoot on Friday due to the city of Boston being in total lockdown (Bradley Cooper used the time to visit Marathon Bombing victims in the hospital.) Well, that break is now over as things are expected to go back on track Monday as if none of it ever happened.
The reason this is something that might have captured more headlines than the delay of a standard production was the possibility that filming could be thrown off schedule. Such a thing would have been a minor tragedy for Hollywood as the talent tied up in this Abscam-based project is enormous. Stars of the film include Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Robert DeNiro, Jennifer Lawrence, and Bradley Cooper.
American Hustle releases in theaters on Christmas Day.
More footage has been revealed for The Hangover Part III via the film’s second theatrical trailer. The promo just hit the web Thursday afternoon, featuring further plot details and a whole lot more John Goodman. Goodman easily steals the show in every minor supporting role he is in (see Flight if you don’t know what I mean,) so it is nice to see him get some additional screen time in the film’s latest advertisements. Also on display is more of Melissa McCarthy’s cameo. The Wolf Pack greatness lands after the jump. Continue Reading
Today gives us a fresh look at The Place Beyond the Pines which opens wide from Focus Features next week. This is one of those low-budget dramas with a high pedigree so no one expects it to demolish G.I. Joe on the box office charts, but it is expected to make some money eventually thanks in part to the film’s stars Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper. The pic is from director Derek Cianfrance, and it follows a motorcycle rider (Gosling) who will do anything to support his kid. Here is the latest trailer. Continue Reading
Prepare to spend another holiday season with Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper. Sony has parked David O. Russell’s follow-up to Silver Linings Playbook on Christmas Day of this year. This untitled film is the much-talked about Abscam movie from the top-tier director which unites his most-recent leads with Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Louis C.K., and Jeremy Renner. Make no doubt about it, the pic will receive a healthy awards push.
Not that competition matters with these types of award-bait releases, but it will have to do battle with three other features going wide on the date. Paramount’s Jack Ryan from director Kenneth Branagh looks to be the big one while Universal and Fox are releasing 47 Ronin and the much smaller-budgeted The Secret Life of Walter Mitty respectively. The latter option comes from Ben Stiller who directed the dramedy and starred opposite Kristen Wiig.
Yesterday, we got to see a brand new poster for The Hangover Part III, and today brings with it the first teaser trailer for the comedy at long last. The Todd Phillips trilogy-capper will launch into theaters Memorial Day Weekend against Fast and Furious 6 in what is expected to be the biggest weekend for the holiday ever by a wide margin. That said, we were all wondering why neither film moved off the date especially with Star Trek Into Darkness one week prior. This debut trailer should shine some light on why Warner Bros. is not too incredibly worried. Continue Reading
And there is proof that Bradley Cooper should have bipolar in every movie. There is a new clip out for The Place Beyond the Pines, Cooper’s next movie, in which he is thoroughly out-acted in by Eva Mendes. It is not his fault though as the part looks incredibly dull (he plays a cop,) but go ahead and check out the footage so you can see what I mean. The movie stars a motorcycle stunt rider who robs banks (Ryan Gosling) opposite Cooper who happens to be the man trying to bring him down. Watching the trailer again should provide a bit more context. Continue Reading
We already saw a poster. Now, there is a teaser promo for all to enjoy. This coming Sunday will signal the 8th Annual Jimmy Kimmel: After the Oscars special and that means another star-filled parody. Naturally, we already know what this one will be about as the host has announced the title earlier in the week, Movie: The Movie 2V. In other words, it is a sequel to last year’s ridiculous trailer for the stereotypical dribble Hollywood often puts together. We may be complaining, but let’s get real and say if this were for real people would still definitely see it. Continue Reading
Bradley Cooper took to Jimmy Kimmel Live last night for some additional press on Silver Linings Playbook. The film may seem like it has had a promotional campaign forever, but that is because the feature just recently released wide alongside the Oscar nominations. David O. Russell’s follow-up to The Fighter is actually doing really good right now and should pass $100 million domestic by time its run is through. Continue Reading
Bradley Cooper may have struck out last year with Hit & Run and The Words, but he hit a clear home run with David O. Russell’s Silver Linings Playbook which gave the Hangover star his first Academy Award nomination. While a victory is largely improbable at next month’s Oscars, he is definitely receiving the inevitable bump as the actor has just been attached to The Man From Primrose Lane.
Deadline has the story tonight that Warner Bros. has grabbed the actor to headline the big screen adaptation of this James Renner-written novel. Drafting the script will be Southland and Black List scribe Chad Feehan which means this is a pretty important feature for the studio which probably wants its money back from Gangster Squad–a movie with a stacked cast that many had eyeballed for the award circuit before it was delayed. Continue Reading