Marvel Studios is in talks with Bradley Cooper and Elizabeth Olsen to join the casts of two of its movies, sources confirm to The Hollywood Reporter.
Marvel is in early talks with Cooper for the actor to voice Rocket Raccoon in Guardians of the Galaxy, its sci-fi adventure movie. And the company is in negotiations with Olsen to play the Scarlet Witch in The Avengers: The Age of Ultron, the sequel to the billion-dollar-grossing 2012 movie, multiple sources tell Heat Vision.
Sources familiar with the deals say that Olsen’s dealmaking is further along than Cooper’s, which is just beginning. Bleeding Cool first reported Olsen’s negotiations. Latino Review first reported Cooper’s offer.
Over 700 additional high quality pictures from various 2013 public appearances have been added to our gallery. Bradley was busy this year with promoting “Silver Linings Playbook” in Europe and attending award season events for the movie. He also promoted “The Place Beyond The Pines” and “Hangover Part III“. Stay tuned, lots of more additions from previous years will be added the coming days.
Appearances from 2013 > Last Uploads
Deadline is reporting that Clint Eastwood is in talks to direct “American Sniper”. Bradley is currently attached to star in the movie.
I’ve learned that Warner Bros wants to fast-track production for the first quarter of 2014 and is in “tentative negotiations” with Clint Eastwood to direct. This is after Steven Spielberg this month took American Sniper out of his crosshairs, after declaring in May that he would next helm the film about decorated Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, with Bradley Cooper playing the marksman. DreamWorks joined Warner Bros in a co-production when Spielberg said he would direct the script by Jason Hall. Both Spielberg and DreamWorks pulled out completely so there’s no extra expense to Warner Bros. American Sniper has Cooper not only starring but producing with Andrew Lazar and Peter Morgan. Eastwood is prepping to direct the movie version of Jersey Boys for Warner Bros. Production on that film will start at the end of August on the studio lot and is produced by Graham King and Rob Lorenz.
Deadline is reporting that Bradley is in talks to produce and star in Warner Bros’ upcoming “Red Blooded American”.
Warner Bros, Atlas Entertainment and director Jay Roach are making their move in the race to mount a feature on Lance Armstrong, the 7-time Tour de France champion who was defrocked and disgraced when he finally admitted he was doping. Bradley Cooper is in talks to come aboard as a producer, and he’s also looking to play one of the two major roles in Red Blooded American. One of those roles is Armstrong, and the other is Tyler Hamilton, the former Armstrong teammate who was part of Armstrong’s inner circle on the US Postal Service Team and who came forward and told what he saw Armstrong doing in a 60 Minutes segment. Hamilton was the recipient of blistering attacks from Armstrong for breaking what had been a closed circle. At the time, Armstrong had been accused of doping numerous times, but always had been steadfast in his denial.
Bradley is interviewed for Deadline’s Award Column by Pete Hammond. He talks about “The Place Beyond The Pines“, “American Hustle” and more.
If your movie was released in March or April , and has Oscar aspirations, it requires every trick in an Academy consultants publicity handbook to try to keep it alive against the massive onslaught of competition unleashed in the back eight months of the year. Very few films released before May at the earliest make the cut these days, at least in the major categories. Oscar voters tend to have short memories. It’s an uphill climb that requires money for big campaigns, a tall order for independent films with limited budgets.
One way to do it is get your Blu Ray out there in August with some fresh television advertising , well before screener season begins , and hope that voters have a chance to check it out before the tsunami of movies start bombarding them in the Fall. For Roadside Attractions’ Mud which was released in theatres April 26th and Focus Features’ The Place Beyond The Pines which debuted March 29th, their dueling road to Oscar continues this week with the release of their Blu Ray and DVD. The films have the current distinction of being the two top grossing independent films of 2013, both in the $21 million range, with Mud this week just slightly overtaking Pines for the lead but it remains a dead heat.
Entertainment Weekly released another still for “American Hustle“. Thanks to our friend Nicole for the heads up!
American Hustle (2013) > Production Stills
The DVD/Blu-Ray of “The Place Beyond The Pines” is released in the U.S. today. We got our own copy and made high definition screen captures of the movie. It’s definitely one of our favorite performances of Bradley!
The Place Beyond the Pines (2012) > Screen Captures > Film
THR is reporting that Steven Spielberg dropped out of “American Sniper“. Bradley is currently attached to star.
Steven Spielberg will not direct American Sniper, the film adaptation of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle’s autobiography, The Hollywood Reporter confirms.
In early May, The Hollywood Reporter exclusively broke the news that the Lincoln director’s next project would be American Sniper, which is set up at Warner Bros.
After Spielberg came on board, DreamWorks joined Warner Bros. to co-produce the film, written by Jason Hall (Spread). DreamWorks will drop out of co-producing now that Spielberg has moved on. A source confirmed that Spielberg’s vision for the film did not align with Warner Bros.’ planned budget.
Bradley Cooper is attached to star and has been developing the project as a producer.
The film is an adaptation of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle’s book American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History. It reveals how Kyle came to record the highest number of sniper kills for an American. The book has been praised for its frankness in telling a first-person account of a warrior who shoots from far and close distances.
Kyle was killed at a shooting range by a fellow veteran in February.