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Bradley Cooper set to star in and produce 'American Blood'

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Bradley Cooper is confirmed to star in the crime drama "American Blood" for Warner Bros. Pictures, according to a Yahoo! news report published on Feb. 25, 2014. In the movie (which Cooper is also producing), Cooper plays a New York police officer who becomes a mob informant and goes into the witness protection program.

"American Blood" is based on Ben Sanders' novel of the same name. The director of the movie has not yet been announced, but Andrew Sodroski has signed on to write the "American Blood" screenplay. The "American Blood" movie is being planned for release in 2015 or 2016, on a date to be announced.

Cooper's career has skyrocketed since the 2009 blockbuster comedy "The Hangover." Since then, Cooper has starred in two sequels to "The Hangover" and other hit films, such as "Limitless," "Silver Linings Playbook" and "American Hustle." He was nominated for Oscars for "Silver Linings Playbook" (Best Actor) and "American Hustle" (Best Supporting Actor).

Cooper's other upcoming films include "Serena," "Guardians of the Galaxy" and "American Sniper."

At the 2014 Oscar Nominee Luncheon on Feb. 10, Cooper had this to say about his success: "To me, it’s just the obvious answer. It would be hard not to [be appreciative]. I get to do the things I dreamt of as a kid, working now with Clint Eastwood, about to do another movie.

"I am absolutely living the dream. I got to work twice with David O. Russell. I’m going to work with Cameron Crowe in the fall. I can’t believe it.

"And to be able to be involved in this kind of thing [the Oscar nominees luncheon] two years in a row? I just keep waiting for them to take me away and say, 'I’m sorry, sir. What are you doing here?'"

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