After years of friendship that goes way beyond the two A-listers making it big in Hollywood, Bradley Cooper and Will Arnett are coming on to develop the Searchlight pic Is This Thing On?, with both set to co-star in the film with Cooper also directing. Arnett penned the script with Mark Chappell. The film is still in early development and while Arnett turned in a draft before the Writers strike commenced, Cooper will likely take a crack at script with Arnett and Chappell and won’t be able to till after Strike ends.
Plot details are being kept under wraps with Cooper producing through his Lea Pictures banner along with Arnett and Kris Thykier. John Bishop will exec produce.
Cooper is a nine-time Oscar nominee whose prior nominations include American Sniper, American Hustle, Silver Linings Playbook and A Star Is Born, which alone earned him three nominations. Cooper is currently in post-production on the Netflix drama Maestro, which is follow-up directing gig to his Oscar-winning A Star Is Born. Cooper not only stars as composer Leonard Bernstein but also directed, produced and co-wrote the script. The film is already being predicted to be a major player this award season.
He was most recently seen reprising his role as Rocket Raccoon in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.
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