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By Darian Scalamoni
Besides a supporting role in War Dogs, Bradley Cooper hasn’t been around much this year, but now with a slew of roles in tow, he’s just added another intriguing project. According to Indiewire, Cooper will team with Gavin O’Connor (Warrior, The Accountant) for Atlantic Wall, a WWII drama.
Cooper will play an American paratrooper who is left alone and stranded behind enemy lines hours before D-Day. He must deliver intelligence critical to the outcome of the war and pledges to fulfill a promise to protect the young son of a murdered ally. This sounds like a tremendous project with the talent attached. Cooper hasn’t done WWII yet but I think it’s a perfect fit knowing how great of an actor he is. He’s played a soldier before in American Sniper, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award. As for O’Connor, he’s climbing up the ranks and becoming a hell of a director himself with this years thriller, The Accountant starring Ben Affleck.
Though Cooper hasn’t been seen much this year, he has many project upcoming including Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 in which he’ll return to voice Rocket Raccoon. In addition to that, he also will make his directorial debut and star beside Lady Gaga in a remake of A Star is Born. That will be released in September of 2018. O’Connor just recently also signed on to direct a remake himself, The Green Hornet. Atlantic Wall will begin shooting in 2018.