Bradley Cooper is set to star in an historical action flick from “The Accountant” director Gavin O’Connor.
Imperative Entertainment will produce “Atlantic Wall,” a Black List script that they developed with writer Zach Dean (who also wrote “Deadfall,” a 2012 thriller with Eric Bana).
Imperative partners Dan Friedkin and Bradley Thomas will produce. O’Connor will shoot on location in Normandy, France. Cooper and partner Todd Phillips serve as executive producers via their Joint Effort Productions.
“We’re thrilled Imperative is bringing Atlantic Wall to life on screen with a talented filmmaker like Gavin,” Friedkin said in a statement. “Bradley’s phenomenal track record speaks for itself. He’s perfect to portray our complicated, often reluctant hero. We can’t imagine better creative partners.”
“Atlantic Wall” tells the story of an American paratrooper stranded behind enemy lines “just days before D-Day, tasked with delivering intelligence critical to the outcome of the war and compelled to fulfill a promise to protect the young son of a murdered ally.”
Next up, Cooper is set to make his directorial debut with his own take on “A Star Is Born.” He and Lady Gaga will star in the tale of a down-and-out star who falls for a sensational young talent. Production begins at the top of the year.
He’ll also reprise his voice role in the sequel to “Guardians of the Galaxy,” which opens in May of 2017.
Cooper is repped by CAA. O’Connor is repped by WME and attorney David Krintzman. Dean is repped by WME, attorney Andrew Hurwitz, and Adam Kolbrenner at Madhouse Entertainment, who will also produce.
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