Two-time Oscar nominee, Bradley Cooper is best known for his acting abilities. Most recently, Cooper voiced the strangely heroic Rocket Raccoon in Guardians of the Galaxy.
Although acting is what he’s best known for, it can be argued that Bradley Cooper makes a better producer than anything else in the business.
Many of the movies Cooper acts in receive great reviews, but it’s nothing compared to his producing track record.
Throughout his career, Bradley Cooper has produced 5 films: Limitless, The Words, Silver Linings Playbook, American Hustle, and American Sniper. Of those movies, only 1 had consistently mediocre or bad reviews (The Words) and 1 is still in post-production (American Sniper).
Whether it’s because Cooper simply has an eye for the right scripts or because he knows the movie business that well, he has found great success as a producer.
The next film he’s set to produce is one based on a true story.
Bradley Cooper has teamed up with director Todd Phillips (The Hangover series, Due Date, Starsky & Hutch) to bring to the big screen a crime/action film based on a non-fiction article.
The article, A Thousand Pounds of Dynamite, was written by Adam Higginbotham. It focuses on the attempt of authorities to disarm a bomb found beneath the Harvey’s Wagon Wheel Casino in 1980.
A Thousand Pounds of Dynamite is a significantly good read. Take a look at an excerpt:
But the FBI agents had no patience for such arrangements. They knew that the money drop was the weak point in any extortion attempt. Up in the night sky above Rowley, high enough for the wind to carry away the telltale throb of its rotors until it was too late, was a Huey carrying a six-man SWAT team from the bureau’s Sacramento office. In Rowley’s hands was an MP5 submachine gun fitted with a silencer. In his head was a simple plan.
It’s clear that Bradley Cooper knew what he was doing with his previous productions. The source material of his next movie proves that he doesn’t seem to be losing his golden touch anytime soon.
Bradley Cooper will be starring in his next production, Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper as well as Cameron Crowe’s untitled romantic comedy film. Aside from that, Cooper will have a part in Serena, a drama that he will work on with Jennifer Lawrence, and an untitled John Wells’ movie that was written by Steven Knight (World War Z 2, Locke, Redemption).
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