For a while it seemed as if Bradley Cooper was going to squander the star power he’d got from The Hangover movies, but now he’s an Oscar nominee thanks to Silver Linings Playbook and has another Hangover movie coming in a few months time.
He’s also just signed up for a new movie which should see him in a more dramatic mode than we’re used to from the actor. Deadline reports that he’s signed up for an adaptation of the Howard Blum book Dark Invasion, which Warner Bros has recently signed up to produce.
The spy thriller is based on a true story. It’s set during World War I, although in 1915 when war was raging in Europe but the US was officially neutral. It was a situation Germany was keen should continue, so they sent spies to the US to wage a covert war that they hoped will stop America siding with the Allies. ‘The Kaiser’s spies bomb factories, sabotage ships, shoot JP Morgan Jr (a financier of the Allies), bomb the U.S. Capitol Building, and set up an anthrax lab six miles from the White House’.
Cooper will play an NYPD Captain, Tom Tunney, who has to put together a team to foil the spies’ plans and bring them to justice. The book will be published in September of this year.