Bradley Cooper Explains His ‘Crow’ Reboot Departure
Bradley Cooper wasn’t an obvious pick to play the Crow. His acting resume hasn’t put him in the types of darker, goth-styled films that would suggest he’d be ready to slather his face in black paint and brooding scowls. But the same could’ve been said about a pre-“Dark Knight” Heath Ledger, so maybe the concept art we saw would’ve worked out.
As Cooper’s dropped out of the “Crow” remake, we’ll never know how it could’ve gone. Over at Empire, he talks about how things fell apart.
“There weren’t even that many ups and downs,” he says. “We were talking about doing it because of Juan Carlos Fresnadillo — I’m such a massive fan — and then the timing didn’t work out. He just dropped out of it also so I don’t know what they’re going to do.”
Fresnadillo, if you’ll remember, is the director behind “28 Weeks Later,” which would’ve made him a nice choice for the broad horror a “Crow” remake could’ve invoked. With Cooper’s drop out putting the film in some development hell, Fresnadillo chose to lash his horses to the “Highlander” remake — a lateral move, in terms of revered nerd properties.
Cooper’s instead focusing on the “Paradise Lost” remake, which hey, sure. He can trade criticism from Internet message boards for criticism from tenured English professors, if he’s that type of masochist. In another interview with Empire, he talks about how he’ll be moving to Australia for three months, and how the film is mostly motion capture. We can’t wait to see how many explosions they add to Milton’s classic.
Happy Birthday Bradley Cooper (January 5, 1975)
Bradley Cooper Action Comedy ‘Outrun’ Set for August 2012 Release
Open Road Films has slotted the action comedy Outrun for an August 24 release.
Dax Shepard wrote the film and co-directed with David Palmer.
Kristen Bell (who is engaged to Shepard), Bradley Cooper, Tom Arnold, Beau Bridges, Kristin Chenoweth, David Koechner and Shepard star in the story of a former getaway driver who goes AWOL from the Witness Protection Program to drive his girlfriend to L.A. for her dream job only to be pursued by federal agents and his former gang.
Andrew Panay produced the project with Nate Tuck, Kim Waltrip and Jim Casey.
Anupam Kher plays shrink to Bradley Cooper
Having shared 33 days of screen space with the World’s Sexiest Man Bradley Cooper, Anupam Kher has returned to Mumbai feeling maha-sexy.
“Yes I am feeling really good about life, and that’s as sexy as it gets for me,” Kher said. “I joked with Bradley that I missed out on being voted the world’s sexiest man by one vote. I told him my mother voted for him, and that’s how I lost. That broke the ice. He cracked up. I think that’s why he needed a shrink.”
Kher plays Cooper’s shrink in David Russel’s The Silver Linings Playboy.
Bradley Cooper Talks Paradise Lost
For those not in the know / who weren’t forced to study it at school, Paradise Lost is “an epic poem in blank verse by the 17th-century English poet John Milton” - thanks Wikipedia - which some would consider almost unadaptable cinematically.
Not The Crow director Alex Proyas and his star, Cooper. Which makes sense, considering Bradley is the mortal who’ll play Lucifer, the angel sent down to hell after angering the Big Man Upstairs.
Details on the whole project are few and far between, so seeing Cooper showed us a few snaps of him “on set” via his Blackberry - it’s being shot in motion capture, by the way - whilst mentioning a few bits and pieces really is quite exciting.
Going back to Paradise Lost for a moment, what Cooper has to say about his voice changing is especially notable, with the idea of his tone “cracking” as Lucifer falls. Seems a neat idea - but not as neat as our English-to-American idea, of course.
Set for a 2013 release, Paradise Lost will also star Benjamin Walker as Michael, Casey Affleck as Gabriel and Djimon Hounsou as Abdiel.