Anna Friel (Land of the Lost, “Pushing Daisies”) will star opposite Bradley Cooper in The Dark Fields, the thriller Neil Burger is currently filming in New York for Relativity’s Rogue Pictures.
Friel is joining a cast that also includes Robert De Niro, Abbie Cornish and Tomas Arana.
Based on the book by Alan Glynn, 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.
Friel will play Cooper’s ex-wife, a woman who was a go-getter before their breakup.