Four-time Academy Award nominee Bradley Cooper has signed on to headline Deeper, an upcoming science fiction thriller scripted by Max Landis.
TheWrap has the news, reporting that Cooper is a lock for the leading role in the film, which will represent Hungarian director Kornel Mundruczo’s follow-up to his acclaimed 2014 horror drama White God.
Described by Landis as being the sum total of “Birdman + The Shining + Locke + 2001 + The Descent + Miyazaki,” Deeper will follow Cooper as Eddie Breen, a former astronaut who embarks on a deep sea mission to a newly discovered oceanic trench that just might be the the single deepest point on the planet (in real life, that’s the Pacific Ocean’s Mariana Trench). As Breen heads deeper and deeper, he begins to face “mysterious forces,” described as being both “physical and psychological.”
Bradley Cooper starred last year in big-screen projects like Cameron Crowe’s Aloha, John Wells’ Burnt and David O. Russell’s Joy. On the small screen, Cooper returned for both Netflix‘s Wet Hot American Summer: The First Day of Camp and for CBS‘ Limitless, continuing the world of the 2011 feature film of the same name. This year, Cooper already made a quick cameo in Dan Trachtenberg’s 10 Cloverfield Lane and can soon be seen starring opposite Jonah Hill and Miles Teller in Todd Phillips‘ War Dogs.
Max Landis himself is attached to produce Deeper alongside Phantom Four’s David Goyer and Kevin Turen and Addictive Pictures’ Russell Ackerman and John Schoenfelder.
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