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Another Golden Globe and Oscar nominee (bet you didn't see that one coming), Bradley Cooper also has a new project: "Deadline" writes that he is in negotiations to star in DARK INVASIONS, which will be a movie adaptation of Howard Bloom's book to be released this Autumn. The book brings a true story that follows Germany's attempt to thwart the efforts of the Allies during World War I by sending their Secret Service to fight a covert war in America. They utilize Kaiser's bomb manufacturing facilities to sabotage Navy Ships. They also attack the U.S. Capitol building and setup an anthrax laboratory in close proximity to the White House. Bradley Cooper would play a policeman who is trying to stop the invading German spies. Bradley is obviously taking a more serious turn in his career, so after SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK and THE PLACE BEYOND PINES, next year we shall see him in another drama - SERENA. In a story set in Depression-era North Carolina, he will play George Pemberton whose timber empire faces a complicated future when it is learned that his wife, Serena (Jennifer Lawrence), cannot bear children.
SF ODYSSEY AND BEN HURAnd it seems we shall see a few epic stories up on the screen: first, Warner Bros. will do a sf remake of Homer's THE ODYSSEY. The
Years ago I reported about Brad Pitt being linked to this project. Another epic story will be seen in the remake of BEN HUR! "Deadline" reveals that MGM is planning a remake of the famous 19th century novel from Lee Wallace. Unlike the legendary film with infamous Charlton Heston, the new movie will explore the formative years of Judah Ben Hur and Messalla, growing up as best friends before the Roman Empire conquered Jerusalem. The story will also have Jesus Christ encountering Ben-Hur who then begins to believe that Christ is the Messiah, before the savior is killed by Pontius Pilate.