They’ve made three Hangover movies together but that’s not enough for Bradley Cooper and Todd Phillips, as they’re getting back together for the comedy Arms and the Dudes, according to THR.
Indeed they like each other so much that this is the first project from a new Warner Bros-based production company they’ve recently set up together.
Phillips has been attached to the project since July 2011, but now Cooper has come on board to produce and may also star (although that’s not certain at the moment). The film is based on Guy Lawson’s Rolling Stone article, which chronicles the true story of 20-something stoners David Packouz and Efraim Diveroli, who managed to win a $300 million contract from the Pentagon to arm America’s allies in Afghanistan.
The two made 85 deliveries of munitions to Afghanistan worth more than $66 million before their arms-dealing careers were cut short when federal agents raided their Miami Beach offices in Aug. 2007, culminating in 71 counts of fraud, due to the poor quality arms they delivered.
In 2009 the duo plead guilty to one count of conspiracy and in January Diveroli was sentenced to four years in prison. You can read the article here.
Jonah Hill has apparently been involved in table reads for the project, but it isn’t known if he will star. Todd Phillips is currently finishing off the screenplay, with the hope of shooting the movie later this year.