Shout Box

Bradley Cooper Teaming Up With 'Blue Valentine' Director

Jeremy Renner and Chris Hemsworth combined account 
for about 95 percent of all the casting in upcoming films, 
but Bradley Cooper is no slouch himself. 
Since "Limitless" became one of spring's surprise hits, 
dude keeps popping up in the trades, 
whether it's to play Eric Draven in the remake of "The Crow" or 
the most ruggedly handsome Satan ever in "Paradise Lost." 
But those movies are mainstream studio pics: What about shoring up his indie cred? 

That's where "The Place Beyond the Pines" comes in. 
Variety says he's been "offered a role" in the crime drama, 
which is the follow-up film from "Blue Valentine" director Derek Cianfrance. 
Like "Blue Valentine," Ryan Gosling will be in this one as well:

Gosling will portray a pro motorcycle rider who turns to 
bank robberies to support his newborn son, 
when he crosses paths with an officer in a confrontation 
that spirals into a generational feud.

Cooper is playing a "rookie police officer," 
presumably the same one that sets off the "generational feud." 
If he isn't, we want to know who that guy is, 'cause he sounds like a jerk.
So, mainstream fare and high-profile independent work: 
Yup, Cooper's got all his bases covered. 
And with "The Hangover Part II" making insane amounts of money, 
he really is the toast of Hollywood.

 It's not like he can speak French, right? But he does that too...