With his latest, the Clint Eastwood-helmed American Sniper, proving itself to be somewhat of a box office juggernaut, leading man Bradley Cooper is looking to reteam with Warner Bros. Pictures on another project. According to a story today at The Hollywood Reporter, the four-time Academy Award nominee is potentially planning to headline Orphan X, the big screen adaptation of the upcoming novel by Gregg Hurwitz. Set for publication next year, the book is described by the trade as follows:
The thriller centers on a man named Evan Smoak. He’s called a “Nowhere Man,” and he helps others, sometimes through violent means. A job draws him into a world of human slavery, engineered by a detective of the Los Angeles Police Department.
Cooper, who also starred last year in Serena and Guardians of the Galaxy, is soon headed back to Camp Firewood for the Netflix original series “Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp.” He’s also headlining Cameron Crowe’s latest, the recently-titled Aloha, opposite Emma Stone, John Krasinski, Alec Baldwin, Rachel McAdams, Bill Murray and Danny McBride.
Hurwitz himself plans to adapt the novel for the screen with Cooper producing alongside his three-time The Hangover helmer, Todd Phillips. Jesse Ehrman and Julia Spiro will, meanwhile, oversee for Warner Bros.
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