Bradley Cooper To Star In Steven Spielberg's Remake Of Steve McQueen Classic
Bradley Cooper has signed up to play Frank Bullitt in Steven Spielberg's new movie about the character made famous by Steve McQueen.
Bradley Cooper will star in Steven Spielberg's next movie.
Cooper, 47, has signed up to head the cast of the original story that centres on Frank Bullitt, the character made famous by Steve McQueen in the 1968 film Bullitt.
Cooper will produce the film with Spielberg and Kristie Macosko Krieger with Josh Singer writing the script.
Steve McQueen's son Chad and granddaughter Molly are attached as executive producers on the project.
Sources have stressed that this will not be a remake of the 1968 original but is a new idea centred on the character.
In the original Bullet, Frank Bullitt is a no-nonsense San Francisco police officer hunting for a mob kingpin that killed his witness. The project is considered to be one of McQueen's most famous roles and delivers one of the most famous car chases in cinematic history.
Cooper has only recently closed a deal to feature in the film but he and Spielberg have been in discussions about the character and what the new take on the story would be going all the way back to the height of the pandemic.
Cooper and Spielberg have been trying to work together for years and the legendary filmmaker came close to directing the Hangover actor in 2014's American Sniper. Spielberg ultimately moved on and was replaced by Clint Eastwood.
Spielberg also considered helming the upcoming Leonard Bernstein biopic Maestro, with Cooper in the lead role, but eventually stepped aside to allow Cooper to direct following his work on the acclaimed adaptation of A Star Is Born.
The Jaws director remains as a producer on Maestro alongside Macosko Krieger, Martin Scorsese, Fred Berner and Amy Durning.
Spielberg's latest, The Fabelmans, is tipped to be a top contender at awards season, and will be out in Singapore cinemas on Jan 19; Maestro is expected to arrive on Netflix next year.— BANG SHOWBIZ
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