Bradley Cooper is set to star in Dark Fields, a thriller being directed by Neil Burger for Relativity Media. Shia LaBeouf was originally attached to star.
Heat Vision says that the story follows a down-and-out writer (Cooper) who gets his hands on a top-secret pharmaceutical drug that makes one smarter. He experiences sudden financial and social success but soon discovers that the drug has lethal and lasting side effects. Before long, mysterious antagonists are pursuing him.
The script is based on the book by Alan Glynn, with the screenplay written by Leslie Dixon (The Thomas Crown Affair).
Universal will distribute via Relativity’s Rogue Pictures.