Actor Bradley Cooper and director Todd Phillips, who collaborated on The Hangover trilogy, have teamed up to form a production banner, and have signed a three-year production deal with Warner Bros. Pictures.
At the same time, the duo have set their next collaboration, Arms & the Dudes, based on a Rolling Stone article written by Guy Lawson. The story tells of two stoners from Miami Beach who ended up becoming arms dealers for the U.S. government.
Jonah Hill has been involved in table reads for the project although it’s unclear at this stage if he will officially join the cast. Phillips is said to be doing a polish ahead of a shoot later this year.
(Mark Gordon is also producing while Bryan Zuriff is exec producing.)
Both Phillips and Cooper have or have had deals with Warners.
Cooper had a two-year deal that he signed in 2012 for his shingle 22nd & Indiana Pictures. That yielded American Sniper, which is currently shooting in Morocco and Los Angeles, with director Clint Eastwood.
With his Green Hat Films, Phillips has been based at the studio since 2005. The made not only the Hangover films but also 2010’s Due Date.
“Todd and Bradley have deep personal ties throughout the studio and we couldn’t be more pleased that they are combining their immense talents into what promises to be one formidable production company,” said Greg Silverman, Warner’ president, creative development and worldwide production.
“The entire Warner Bros. family is excited about the great movies we know will come from this collaboration of two highly successful and original filmmakers.”
Phillips and Cooper are repped by CAA; Phillips is also repped by attorney Warren Dern.
Bradley Cooper is all suited up in his finest on the red carpet at the 2014 Met Gala held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Monday (May 5) in New York City. Bradley is one of the co-chairs for the annual fashion event, which brings out tons of celebrity guests. You can check out 52 HQ photos of Bradley from the event in our photo gallery. Enjoy!
FYI: Bradley is wearing Tom Ford.
Public Appearances > Events from 2014 > May 05: “Charles James: Beyond Fashion” Costume Institute Gala
Eric Close is one very busy man these days. Not only does he co-star on Nashville as Teddy Conrad, but on Saturday, he and his wife, Keri, are hosting a big fundraiser at their L.A.-area home for The Africa Foundation.
But before we get to any of that, I have to tell you what Close just revealed to me about Bradley Cooper. Close appears opposite the Oscar-nominated actor in American Sniper, the upcoming Clint Eastwood-directed real-life drama about the late Navy SEAL Chris Kyle (Cooper), who had more than 150 confirmed kills over his decade-long career as a sniper.
“He put on like 40 pounds,” said Close, who plays a Defense Intelligence Agency agent in the film. “He’s really been working hard. He looks great. He’s really taken on this character…He really takes this story personally and wants to do an honorable job for Chris’ memory and for his family.”
The full list of nominations for the 2014 MTV Movie Awards has just been revealed, and the competition for the Golden Popcorn might be the toughest in years. Bradley scored himself a nomination for Best Male Performance in “American Hustle.” The film, as well as his co-stars Amy Adams, Jennifer Lawrence, and Christian Bale, all got nominations as well. View below who Bradley was nominated with and you can also click the link below to view all nominations.
BEST MALE PERFORMANCE
Bradley Cooper — “American Hustle”
Leonardo DiCaprio — “The Wolf of Wall Street”
Chiwetel Ejiofor — “12 Years a Slave”
Josh Hutcherson — “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”
Matthew McConaughey — “Dallas Buyers Club”
If you want Bradley to win his award, you can vote here. The 2014 MTV Movie Awards, hosted by Conan O’Brien, will air on April 13th, 2014 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.
Hey everybody! Bradley took a couple portraits last night at the 2014 Academy Awards. You can check out 3 HQ portrait photos in the gallery. More will be uploaded if they show up. Enjoy!
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Hey everybody! I just updated the gallery with 70 HQ additional photos of Bradley from last nights 2014 Academy Awards ceremony. Most of the photos are arrivals, but there are a few show photos in there as well. I want to thank Mary for sending in some of the HQ’s. Enjoy!
Bradley Cooper is one handsome guy on the red carpet at the 2014 Academy Awards held at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday (March 2) in Hollywood. He was nominated last night in the Best Supporting Actor category for his work in “American Hustle,” but unfortunately he lost the award to Jared Leto. After the ceremony, Bradley attended the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party, where he was accompanied by his girlfriend Suki Waterhouse, his sister Holly, and mother Gloria. You can check out 85 MQ photos of Bradley from the event last night. More photos will be uploaded as they arrive. Enjoy!
FYI: Bradley is wearing a Tom Ford suit with a Chopard watch.
Public Appearances > Events from 2014 > Mar 02: 86th Annual Academy Awards – Arrivals
Public Appearances > Events from 2014 > Mar 02: 86th Annual Academy Awards – Show
Public Appearances > Events from 2014 > Mar 02: 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party
Hey everybody! As you all know, Bradley attended the 2014 Oscar Awards tonight. You can check out Bradley’s official red carpet interview below, as well as 86 HD screen captures from the interview in the gallery. More photos and videos will be uploaded soon. Enjoy!
Screen Captures > Award Shows > 2014 > Mar 02: 86th Annual Academy Awards – Red Carpet
Warner Bros. has acquired American Blood, an upcoming crime novel by Ben Sanders, with Bradley Cooper attached to star and produce.
At least one other studio had bid on the project (which is currently a partial manuscript), and several TV companies had also expressed interest.
The story follows Marshall Grade, an NYPD officer turned mob informant, who, while living in the witness protection program in New Mexico, is pulled into a dangerous investigation involving a missing woman.
Andrew Sodroski (Holland, Michigan) is attached to adapt the script. John Lesher and Adam Kassan will produce while Chantal Nong is overseeing for the studio. Cooper will produce through his 22 & Indiana banner, while Brendan Deneen of Macmillan Entertainment and Pouya Shabazian of New Leaf Literary & Media will also produce.
Sanders, from New Zealand, published his first book, Fallen, at age 20. The book was a best-seller in his native country, and he went on to write two others — By Any Means and Only the Dead.
Now 24 years old, Sanders will make his American debut with American Blood, which is slated for fall 2015 via MacMillan. American Blood is likely the first in a series of books, which means there’s franchise potential for the films.
Cooper, Oscar nominated for his role in American Hustle, will next star as the voice of Rocket Raccoon in Guardians of the Galaxy. He’ll next shoot Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper. He’s repped by CAA.
The full lineup of presenters for the 2014 Oscar Awards were announced today and Bradley is among them. Tune in live on Sunday, March 2nd for the 2014 Oscar Awards ceremony!