Bradley Cooper to Play NYPD Officer Turned Mob Informant in ‘American Blood’

Bradley Cooper to Play NYPD Officer Turned Mob Informant in 'American Blood'

The title must have appealed to the star of “American Hustle,” “American Sniper” and “Red Blooded American”

Bradley Cooper is attached to star in and produce the crime thriller “American Blood” for Warner Bros., an individual familiar with the project has told TheWrap.

WB recently acquired Ben Sanders’ upcoming novel, which follows an NYPD officer turned mob informant who must compromise his status in the witness protection program when he's roped into the investigation of a missing woman.

“American Blood” currently exists as a partial manuscript, but those 50 pages were enough to entice Warner Bros. and several other film and TV companies.

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Andrew Sodroski will write the script. His suburban thriller “Holland, Michigan” topped the 2013 Black List and heads into production this spring with Naomi Watts and Bryan Cranston starring.

John Lesher and Adam Kassan will produce for Le Grisbi Productions along with Cooper and his 22 & Indiana banner. MacMillan Entertainment's Brendan Deneen will also produce along with Pouya Shabazian of New Lear Literary & Media.

Warner Bros. exec Chantal Nong will oversee the project for the studio, while Sheroum Kim will spearhead development for Cooper's company.

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“American Blood” will hit bookstores during the fall of 2015.

Cooper, who is up for an Oscar this Sunday for his supporting performance in “American Hustle,” is attached to play famed sniper Chris Kyle in Clint Eastwood‘s “American Sniper.” He also voices the role of Rocket Raccoon in Marvel's “Guardians of the Galaxy” and is attached to star in a movie about Lance Armstrong titled “Red Blooded American.”

Cooper is represented by CAA, which also reps Sodroski along with Principato-Young Entertainment.

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  • Brandon

    Could be an interesting movie and I am a big fan of Cooper, but I would much rather see stories based on real-life exploits of cops and criminals. The real life stuff is far more interesting than any work of fiction.