Bradley Cooper turns director

Honeymoon With Harry marks the actor’s directorial debut.

News Desk January 11, 2015
Bradley Cooper is currently starring in the play The Elephant Man. PHOTO: BRADLEY COOPER FACEBOOK PAGE

One of Hollywood’s most successful actors Bradley Cooper seems to be planning to branch out into other areas of filmmaking. According to Daily Mail, Cooper is hoping to direct the upcoming dramatic comedy Honeymoon With Harry.

Co-starring Robert De Niro, the movie would also feature 40-year-old Cooper in an acting role. The film was originally based on an unpublished novel by Bart Baker in 2004. Dan Fogelman, scriptwriter for Crazy, Stupid, Love has been hired to re-write the script for Cooper and De Niro.

In the story, Cooper’s potential character was once a self-centred womaniser and heavy drinker who reformed only after meeting and falling in love with a woman. She unfortunately died shortly before they could be married, so Harry goes on the couple’s honeymoon alone with the intent of drinking himself to death. That’s when the woman’s father, who loathes ‘Harry’, shows up in order to spread his daughter’s ashes at her favourite beach.

The funny and simultaneously serious role would be a familiar type of acting for Cooper, who was nominated for the Oscars after taking on similar roles in Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle.

The new production would take some time, since Cooper has been starring in the Broadway play The Elephant Man,  his stage debut.

Two of Cooper’s movies, Guardians Of The Galaxy, in which the actor voiced Rocket the raccoon, and American Sniper, were released in 2014. Cameron Crowe’s untitled romantic comedy starring Cooper is set to release in May 2015, reported the US Magazine.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 12th,  2015.

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