Deadline is reporting that Bradley will potentially star in the adaption of “Mack Bolan” novel series.
In a pre-emptive deal worth multiple seven-figures for the package, Warner Bros has acquired the Don Pendleton anti-terrorist operative Mack Bolan novel series and will develop it as a star vehicle for Bradley Cooper to potentially play Bolan, and Todd Phillips to potentially direct him. Avatar 4 co-writer Shane Salerno – who acquired the rights to the 900-volume novel franchise from Pendleton’s estate — will write the script and produce along with Cooper and Phillips, who earlier this year joined forces and formed a Warner Bros-based producing label. It potentially could be the first action franchise for Cooper, who bulked up to play Navy SEAL Chris Kyle in American Sniper, directed by Clint Eastwood for Warner Bros. Phillips is next directing Arms And The Dudes, about hapless guys who become arms dealers.
Considering how late in the summer it is, the package sold with remarkable speed after Deadline wrote that the rights had been pulled together by Salerno and was being shopped after being developed at one time or other as star vehicles for everyone from Steve McQueen to Sly Stallone, Clint Eastwood and Vin Diesel.
Salerno will write the script after completing the Avatar sequel with James Cameron. Days ago, he said his goal is to make a “relevant, grounded and gritty, real-world, PG-13 action-drama film series” with the elite commando Bolan as its catalyst of a trilogy. Drew Crevello and Julia Spiro are overseeing for Warner Bros.
Warner Bros has announced that “American Sniper” will get a limited release on December 25, 2014 in the US. The Los Angeles Times has the following story.
Wehn I interviewed Clint Eastwood in June about the status of “American Sniper”— the much-ballyhooed movie he stepped in to direct after Steven Spielberg stepped out — Eastwood said that he not only had already finished shooting the movie but hoped it would be ready by the end of the year. On Tuesday, Warner Bros. confirmed that timetable. “Sniper” — the fact-based, Bradley Cooper-starring tale of a sharpshooting Navy SEAL killed by a troubled veteran — will hit theaters on Christmas Day and expand on Jan. 16, the studio said.
The scheduling move is notable for several reasons. It makes the film a late entrant into the upcoming award season (whether it will be finished in time for a fall fest or two, such as AFI or the New York Film Festival, remains to be seen). It means that after the recent “Jersey Boys,” Eastwood will have two movies in the same calendar year (that last happened for the prolific director in 2008 with “Changeling” and “Gran Torino”).
Bradley and co-star Omar Sy filmed a scene for the Untitled Chef/Adam Jones Project yesterday in London. We have added the on set photos in our gallery.
Deadline is reporting that Matthew Rhys joined the cast of the movie.
So good as the embedded Russian spy in the FX Cold War series The Americans, Matthew Rhys has signed on to star alongside Bradley Cooper in the untitled John Wells-directed culinary project at The Weinstein Company. He’ll play Reece, the rival of Cooper’s chef character in the Steven Knight-scripted film. Cooper plays Adam Jones, a two Michelin Star chef in Paris whose ability to create explosions of taste is undermined by his badboy rants and diva behavior that destroy his career. Reece stands in the way of his comeback.
Produced by Stacy Sher, Michael Shamberg and Erwin Stoff, the pic is shooting in London through September 26 and Rhys joins the picture just after he wraps the WWII drama Darling Buds Of May. Harvey Weinstein is trying to cook up the right title after Jon Favreau released Chef, which was this TWC’s original title. Sienna Miller, Uma Thurman, Daniel Bruhl, Riccardo Scarmacio, Emma Thompson, Lily James, Omar Sy, Jamie Dornan, Sam Keeley, Sarah Greene and Alicia Vikander also star.
Untitled Chef/Adam Jones Project (TBA) > On Set – August 07, 2014
Bradley was seen filming another scene for the Untitled Chef/Adam Jones Project earlier today in London. We have added the on set pictures in our gallery as well as some additional pictures from earlier this week.
Untitled Chef/Adam Jones Project (TBA) > On Set – July 31, 2014
Untitled Chef/Adam Jones Project (TBA) > On Set – August 03, 2014
Bradley was spotted filming more scenes for the Untitled Chef/Adam Jones Project in London yesterday and today. He was seen filming a scene with co-star Uma Thurman yesterday. We have added the on photos in our gallery.
Adams Jones (TBA) > On Set – July 30, 2014
Adams Jones (TBA) > On Set – July 31, 2014
Bradley and co-star Sienna Miller were spotted earlier today filming a scene for the Untitled Chef Project/Adam Jones in London. We have added the on set pictures in our gallery.
Adams Jones (TBA) > On Set – July 29, 2014