In interviews with heyuguys.co.uk and denofgeek.com the actor admits that recent talk of him playing Eric Draven are premature. Looks like the internet might have jumped the gun on that story. That’s unusual.
Based on the negative feedback he has taken on his involvement with The Crow I think it would be best if he didn’t pursue this project. On a side note I enjoyed Limitless quite a bit and suggest all of you give it a shot. Added bonus is that Johnny Whitworth, who is playing Blackout in the new Ghost Rider film has a small and pivotal role in it. He is quite good, and I expect him to bring the goods as the boney biker’s main villain.
Excerpt from the denofgeek.com article:
Moving on to some future projects, how far down the road are you with The Crow at the moment?
I’m not sure where we are with that.
Are you still committed to it?
It was never like that. It was something that got a lot of traction on the Internet, but I’m not sure where that is.
Excerpt from the heyuguys.co.uk article:
?How far down the road are you with the remake of The Crow?
I’m not sure where we are with that. I mean, it makes tracks on the internet but I’m really not sure.
I’m not sure exactly when this interview took place, but it’s a really great interview. Bradley and the cast of The Hangover Part II did an unscripted interview for Moviefone! It’s definitely worth the watch! Check it out:
Deadline is reporting that David O. Russell‘s upcoming film, The Silver Linings Playbook, is continuing to pick up steam. They’re reporting that Mark Wahlberg had to leave the film due to scheduling issues and coming on board as his replacement may be Hollywood’s newest A-lister, Bradley Cooper. Even more exciting is the fact that Cooper’s Limitless co-star Robert De Niro is also in talks to join the film.
Rising star Jennifer Lawrence is already confirmed and if Cooper and De Niro were to join, well I’ll let you imagine the possibilities. With shooting starting this fall, I’m sure we’ll hear confirmation on the male leads shortly.
The film follows “a former high school teacher who was institutionalized for depression and then released into the care of his mother. He tries to win back his ex-wife but becomes involved with an eccentric neighbor with problems of her own.”
Cooper was actually attached to the film a while back (with Anne Hathaway set to play the role Lawrence is going to take) but he dropped out. Now he’s back in though and it sounds like he’s close to making it official.
I’m already looking forward to this one, simply due to Lawrence and Russell’s involvement, but if Cooper and De Niro also join, this is going to be one hell of a cast. And to see Bradley Cooper team up again with Robert De Niro, well that would be fantastic. The two played off each other excellently in Limitless and I’d love to see them together again.
This would also be a smart career move for De Niro. Limitless aside, his recent choice of films has been rather weak. He really needs to start getting back into respectable and strong roles that he can truly shine in.
What do you think? Excited to see Cooper and De Niro teaming up again?
The Bradley Cooper business is booming. Not only have recent months seen him at the top of the box-office charts for The Hangover Part II, but his March release, Limitless, which was just released on DVD viewing July 19, became a surprise hit. Cooper took 60 seconds out of his busy schedule to talk to us about Limitless, his fluency in French, playing Satan, and his inspiration, Jason Bateman.
Your character in Limitless, Eddie Morra, becomes addicted to a drug that allows him to use 100 percent of his brain. What did it feel like to act as if you were using your whole mind during the shoot?
It’s a very seductive proposal. Because of that, it made Eddie a very alluring character to play. How do you make that believable, as opposed to having to affect it, with an “a”? It was a lot of finding personal ways to make those aspects of that character real. It made me feel like I know what it’s like to be Jason Bateman. Jason Bateman seems like the smartest actor alive to me. He’s just so quick. He’s the greatest.
Was the transition back to 20 percent a difficult one?
I kept watching Horrible Bosses, and that reminded me of what I used to be.
Did you just pick Jason Bateman randomly for this?
I’m not kidding. You don’t like Bateman? Please don’t take this out of context. I’m being serious.
Which Jason Bateman movies did you watch to prepare?
Well, I watched all the seasons of Arrested Development. But I date back to Silver Spoons with Bateman. And then we have the Will Smith movie Hancock. And the movie he did with Mike Judge. Solution or something?
Eddie Morra is a struggling writer, and in your next movie, The Words, you’ll play a writer accused of plagiarism. Why the sudden turn into literary characters?
Just happenstance, really. There’s no rhyme or reason for it. The writer aspect was not what drew me to Limitless. And The Words is a movie that my best friend, Brian Klugman, wrote, and I’m just so happy we were able to get it made. He’s been my best friend since we were 10 years old. I remember when I moved to L.A. 11 years ago, he had a reading of it, and I sat in the back and thought, “Wow, what a great movie that would be.” [Pause] Extract! That’s the Bateman movie. I also watched Juno. The Kingdom—he was fantastic in The Kingdom…
And The Break-Up.
You got to work alongside Robert De Niro in Limitless. What was that like?
He probably is one of the—if not the—greatest living actor, and that just provides a tutorial when you’re acting with him. I was the most at ease that I’ve ever been on film. He creates an environment where what he’s saying, you believe. And if you believe what he’s saying, then you’re more than likely going to respond to him in a way that’s also believable, because he’s actually talking to you, even though he’s using the words that are written on the paper. And that provides just a wonderful sandbox to play in. Sandbox to play in? Forget that. That’s the worst thing I’ve ever said. I gotta go throw up right now.
You’ll be playing Lucifer in Alex Proyas’ Paradise Lost. Did you get any tips from De Niro on playing the Devil?
Because of Angel Heart? No, I didn’t talk to him much about stuff like that. We talked about stuff like mozzarella and politics. We didn’t really speak about acting that much.
Not to spoil anything for those about to watch the Limitless DVD, but have you ever done anything grosser in your career than lying on the floor and drinking another man’s blood?
No. That pretty much takes it.
How do you prepare for a scene like that?
Hang out with a lot of vampires.
Not Jason Bateman?
No, not Bateman for that one.
You speak French in Limitless, which reminds me: Why did that YouTube clip of you speaking French on television create such a storm?
I have no idea, honestly. It’s like, why can’t I stop looking at the “Drinking out of Cups”? With the guy stuck in the closet tripping on acid and they made that lizard, you know? Do you know that YouTube video?
Oh my God. You don’t know that one? [Affects a Long Island accent] “No way. Now he’s Johnny Hammersticks hammerin’ away like he’s friggin’ Tommy Noble..” You don’t know that one? It’s hil-ar-ious. It’s the greatest thing in the world. I think it’s called “Drinking out of Cups.”
Are you sure? Cause there’s that other YouTube thing with cups…
Not to be confused with that. This’ll be a lizard.
Back in December, a report came out saying that Bradley Cooper was in talks to star in The Silver Linings Playbook, a film that director David O. Russell had expressed interest in. At the time, however, Russell was also attached to direct the Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, and it seemed as though the videogame adaptation was his first priority. Then the news came that Russell was off of Uncharted and was instead focusing his time towards Playbook, quickly signing Mark Wahlberg to star. Now it seems that Wahlberg is unable to do the film, so Cooper is back in the game.
Deadline has learned that Bradley Cooper has reentered talks to star in The Silver Linings Playbook. An adaptation of the novel by Matthew Quick, the Hangover star would play Pat Peoples, a former teacher who has been locked in a mental asylum for four years. Upon his release, he is sent to live with his mother and tries to reconnect with his ex-wife, but has his life complicated by his next door neighbor (Jennifer Lawrence), who has plenty of problems of her own. The article also brings back news that Russell has approached Robert De Niro about a part in the film (it says he is now in talks), though it doesn’t say what role the actor would play. De Niro was previously cast in Uncharted before Russell left the project and his script was replaced.
As for why Wahlberg was forced to leave the project, word is that Lawrence’s Hunger Games shooting schedule pushed back the start date for The Silver Linings Playbook, which caused a conflict. Sources tell the site that Wahlberg will be using the time to make Broken City with director Allen Hughes instead. In the film, Wahlberg will play a cop-turned-PI who begins working on an investigation of the city’s mayor. According to Deadline, Russell Crowe has been offered the antagonist role in the film, though there’s no word if he’s accepted.
As much as I like the sound of this project, I do wonder if the lack of Wahlberg will affect Russell’s desire to make the movie. The director has been rather flaky as of late – before leaving Uncharted he also bailed on Pride and Prejudice and Zombies – and obviously likes working with Wahlberg a lot. That said, he wouldn’t have signed Lawrence if he wasn’t ready for the scheduling shift, so perhaps he’s here to stay.
Bradley was seen at Radio One Studios and The Wolesley the other day and I just updated the gallery with photos of his appearances. Enjoy! :)
Bradley appearing on the Alan Carr: Chatty Man show the other day and here is his appearance! Captures will be in the gallery soon! Definitely worth the watch! Enjoy! :)
Bradley lent his voice for the new Windows Phone 7 commercial! This came out a couple months ago, but I never actually seen it until now. Check it out:
Bradley Cooper has revealed that he is “up for” making The Hangover 3.
The Limitless star told Digital Spy in a live Twitter chat that he is keen to return for another comedy sequel.
Asked if his character Phil, Alan (Zach Galifianakis) and Stu (Ed Helms) might head to Europe or London, Cooper replied: “For sure! And that would be insane to shoot it here. Insane meaning good!”
Naming the funniest moments from filming this year’s The Hangover Part II, the 36-year-old said: “Shooting the stills in the hotel we wake up in in Bangkok with Mr Chow, and the gun, and the pile of cocaine.”
Cooper’s Hangover co-star Galifianakis earlier claimed that the proposed sequel will leave the format of the first two movies behind to see the wolf pack helping Alan break out of a mental institution.
Limitless, which sees Cooper star opposite Robert De Niro, is released on Blu-ray and DVD on August 1.
Bradley Cooper has revealed his worst romantic experience was when he was dumped by a girlfriend on the phone while he was in Peru suffering from altitude sickness.
Bradley Cooper was once dumped by a girl while breathing through an oxygen tank.
The ‘Hangover’ star – who used to be married to the actress Jennifer Esposito – was told by a former lover that their relationship was over while he was in Peru and battling altitude sickness.
He told UK station Radio 1: “The worst time I was dumped was overseas on a bad line of a telephone. I was in Peru with an oxygen tank because I hadn’t acclimatised properly. It was the worst time. She’s a sweetheart though.”
“The worst time I was dumped was overseas on a bad line of a telephone. I was in Peru with an oxygen tank because I hadn’t acclimatised properly. It was the worst time. She’s a sweetheart though.”
The 36-year-old actor was previously in a relationship with ‘Bridget Jones’ Diary’ star Renee ZellwegerÂ and has in the past been romantically linked to former ‘Friends’ actress Jennifer Aniston.
Bradley recently starred alongside Academy Award-winner Robert De Niro, who he has described as “the greatest”.
He added: “Robert De Niro is the greatest. If you look at the roles he’s done, nobody really compares to him. Daniel Day-Lewis is on his way, but if you look at the variety of roles Robert’s played it’s incredible, it’s just nuts.”