Rocket Raccoon has finally found his voice!
Academy Award-nominated actor Bradley Cooper has officially joined the cast of Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy,” lending his voice to the fan-favorite raccoon that will join Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), Gamora (Zoe Saldana) and Drax (Dave Bautista) on their epic adventure.
Cooper has previously starred in “Silver Linings Playbook,” for which he was nominated for an Oscar®, “Limitless,” “Place Beyond the Pines” and the “Hangover” trilogy, the latter of which has grossed $1.4 billion globally. He will next be seen in “American Hustle” which will reunite him with “Silver Linings Playbook” director David O. Russell. “Guardians of the Galaxy” will mark Cooper’s first voiceover work.
In the far reaches of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, an unlikely cast of characters including Peter Quill, Gamora, Drax, Groot and Rocket Raccoon must join forces to defeat a cosmic force of epic proportions. Directed by James Gunn, the live-action “Guardians of the Galaxy” will take fans to new corners of the Marvel Universe when it hits theaters August 1, 2014, but in the meantime stay tuned to Marvel.com for the latest news as it breaks, including official casting, first looks and more!
In addition to “Guardians of the Galaxy,” Marvel Studios will release a slate of films based on the Marvel characters including “Thor: The Dark World” on November 8; “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” on April 4, 2014; “Avengers: Age of Ultron” on May 1, 2015; and “Ant-Man” on November 6, 2015.
Open Casting Calls published the official press release for the open casting call for the Untitled Cameron Crowe/Hawaii project, formerly known as “Deep Tiki”. According to the press release the movie will start shooting on September 26 in Honolulu, Hawaii. The press release reveals more details about the plot and confirms that Bradley will be playing Gilchrest.
Hi’Lawe Productions and Scott Rudin Productions in association with Vinyl Films are set to begin production on the Sony Pictures romance adventure feature film formerly titled “Deep Tiki”. The project is now going by the working titles of “Untitled Cameron Crowe Project” or “Untitled Hawaii”. In addition to the principal actor casting taking place in Los Angeles, an open casting call has been scheduled in Honolulu, Hawaii for people interested in working as fully paid extras and possibly featured background actors. All ages and types are needed, an no experience is necessary. Also, there are no fees or costs whatsoever to attend the casting call or to be cast in the film. Shooting will get underway on September 26, 2013.
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.
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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!
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