special: Steven Spielberg seems to have found his Frank Bullitt as sources tell Deadline that Bradley Cooper has closed a deal to play a no-nonsense San Francisco cop in the new original. Bullet The story centers on Steven McQueen’s iconic role in the 1968 thriller, set at Warner Bros. Cooper. doing teacher)With Josh Singer on board to pen the script. Steve McQueen’s son, Chad, and granddaughter Molly McQueen will produce the new film.
Sources say that this is not a remake of the original film but a new take on the character. In the original film, Frank Bullitt is a no-nonsense San Francisco police officer on the hunt for a mob kingpin who killed his witness. Considered one of McQueen’s more iconic roles, the film features one of the most famous car-chase scenes in cinema history. Sources say that the film is still in development.
While Cooper’s deal has recently been closed, he and Spielberg have been talking about the character and what a new twist on the story would look like going all the way back to when everyone was stuck in quarantine and on their hands. There was nothing without time. Cooper and Spielberg have been trying to team up on something for years when the legendary director approached Cooper to direct. American Sniper (Spielberg eventually walked away and Clint Eastwood stepped in to direct the film). with the the teacherSpielberg had been developing it for years and he came close to directing himself but was blown away by Cooper. A star is born, Spielberg felt that Cooper was better suited not only to star in the film, but also to direct the love story (Spielberg remains a producer on the film, along with Mikko Krieger, Martin Scorsese, Fred Brunner and Amy Durning). .
Cooper is currently in post-production teacher, which he co-wrote, directed, produced and starred in with Carey Mulligan. The film will be released by Netflix in 2023. With 9 Oscar nominations for both acting and producing, Cooper is one of the few actor/directors to combine critical acclaim with box office success. Cooper has been repped by Range Media Partners.