Bradley Cooper Signs On to Star and Produce "American Blood" for Warner Bros
25 Feb 2014
Stage and screen actor Bradley Cooper, who is slated to return to Broadway in The Elephant Man, is attached to star and produce "American Blood" for Warner Bros., according to Deadline.com.
Warner Bros. closed a preemptive deal on the project, a 50-page proposal for a crime story by New Zealand-based bestselling author Ben Sanders for Macmillan Entertainment. The book, which will be published in fall 2015 by MacMillan, will be adapted for the screen by Andrew Sodroski.
Cooper and Adam Kassan will join John Lesher to produce alongside Pouya Shahbazian. Brendan Deneen will executive produce.
"American Blood" is the first in a planned series of novels about Marshall Grade, an undercover NYPD officer turned mob informant.
Cooper has been seen on Broadway in Three Days Rain.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.