Bradley Cooper to star in Warner Bros. WWI era drama ‘Dark Invasion’

By Daniel S Levine,

Now that Bradley Cooper has an Oscar nomination under his belt, you might think that he would take a bit of a rest. But that’s not what the Silver Linings Playbook star has in mind. On Monday, he signed on to star in a World War I era drama for Warner Bros. called Dark Invasion.

Deadline is reporting that cooper signed a six-figure deal to star in and produce the film under his 22nd & Indiana with John Lesher of Le Grisbi and Adam Kassan. The project is based on an upcoming nonfiction book by Howard Blum that will be published on Sept. 11.

Dark Invasion will be set in 1915, when the U.S. is still neutral and not involved in the war. During that time, Germany still sent covert agents over to attack several key locations and people in the U.S. Cooper will play NYPD Capt Tom Tunney, who is assigned to put together a task force to stop the Kaiser’s spies. In the book, Blum writes that the CIA recognizes Tunney as an innovator of homeland security.

Last week, Cooper earned his first Oscar nomination for Silver Linings Playbook.

Cooper will next be seen in The Hangover Part III, which is due out on May 24. He’s also signed on to star in untitled projects from directors Cameron Crowe and Silver Linings Playbook’s David O. Russell.

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