Fresh off getting his first Oscar nomination, Bradley Cooper is gearing up to be the main man in an adaptation of Howard Blum’s non-fiction book Dark Invasion. Warner Bros. has just bought the rights to the author’s new novel specifically for Cooper. And not only will he play the good guy, he has also signed on to produce the project.
Cooper will portray NYPD Captain Tom Tunney, whose duty it is to stop German Secret Service agents who came to the United states in 1915 to stop the country from helping the Allies and joining the war. According to /Film, the book will be released until later this year, but you know Hollywood, they’re always trying to stay ahead.
Deadline first broke the story. The site describes the project as a WWI spy thriller, in which 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 has been working for a long time, but his success came after The Hangover, and continued with Limitless. His role in David O Russell‘s Silver Linings Playbook has established him as a serious actor, especially since his Oscar nom last week. Cooper is already signed on to be in Russell’s next film (which features a very impressive cast like Amy Adams and Christian Bale). He can next be seen in The Place Beyond The Pines trying to catch bad boy biker Ryan Gosling.
Cooper gets projects greenlit, and his future is looking pretty darn good from where we’re standing.
Are you excited to see Cooper catch some spies in Dark Invasion?