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Bradley Cooper to Star in Gavin O’Connor’s WWII Drama ‘Atlantic Wall’

The actor will portray an American paratrooper who is stranded behind enemy lines.

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Bradley Cooper has set up his next project, which he will take on after he makes his directorial debut with “A Star is Born.” Per Deadline, the actor will star in the Black List WWII drama “Atlantic Wall” from Imperative Entertainment.

Directed by “The Accountant” helmer Gavin O’Connor and written by Zach Dean, “Atlantic Wall” follows a lone American paratrooper who is stranded behind enemy lines hours before D-Day. His assignment is to deliver intelligence critical to the outcome of the war and he is compelled to fulfill a promise to protect the young son of a murdered ally.

Imperative’s Dan Friedkin and Bradley Thomas will produce, alongside Madhouse Entertainment’s Adam Kolbrenner. Cooper and his Joint Effort partner Todd Phillips will be executive producing alongside O’Connor and Robyn Meisinger. The film is slated to begin shooting in 2018, and will film on location in Normandy.

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O’Connor’s most recent film was the Ben Affleck-starring drama “The Accountant,” he also directed Natalie Portman in “Jane Got a Gun.” According to IMDb, he’s also set to direct “The Green Hornet” reboot.

Cooper recently appeared in “War Dogs” and will next be reprising his role of Rocket in “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” out May 5, 2017. He’s currently getting ready to direct his first feature film, “A Star is Born,” which he will also co-star with Lady Gaga, and is producing and developing “Black Flags, The Rise of ISIS” with HBO.

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