Bradley Cooper to Star in Steven Spielberg’s ‘Bullitt’

Is Bradley Cooper our technology’s Steve McQueen? I might not have essentially made that connection, however it seems that Cooper would be the one to fill the footwear (and iconic shoulder holster) of McQueen in a brand new film about Frank Bullitt, the title character within the 1968 cop thriller that continues to be certainly one of McQueen’s most well-known roles. The movie shall be directed by none aside from Steven Spielberg.

Phrase that Spielberg was eager about making his personal Bullitt — not essentially a remake of the unique, however a brand new movie that includes the identical character — first appeared on-line again in February. At the moment, no actor was talked about in reference to the challenge, however now Cooper has reportedly signed on (per Deadline) to take over the position from McQueen. First Man screenwriter Josh Singer wrote the screenplay.

In accordance with Deadline’s report, Spielberg and Cooper “have been speaking in regards to the character and what a brand new tackle the story would appear to be going all the way in which again to the pandemic when everybody was caught in quarantine and had nothing however time on their fingers.” This shall be Cooper and Spielberg’s first collaboration, though Spielberg virtually directed American Sniper earlier than Clint Eastwood bought concerned.

That is one other first for Spielberg: His first true cop movie. He’s made loads of thrillers, and also you may technically rely Minority Report as a police movie, however that’s actually extra of a science-fiction film than a simple cops and robbers drama. Lately, Spielberg appears to be ticking off genres he’s by no means tackled earlier than, from musicals (West Facet Story) to animation (The Adventures of Tintin), to memoir (The Fabelmans). An enormous Spielberg cop film with wild chase sequences like the unique Bullitt sounds fairly good to me, earlier than you add Cooper into the combination because the lead.

Spielberg’s newest movie, The Fabelmans, is in restricted launch now.

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