Bradley Cooper and Will Arnett will team up for Is This Thing On?, with Cooper directing from a script co-written by Arnett.
You learn something new every day. I had no idea that Bradley Cooper and Will Arnett were long-time friends, with Arnett even helping Cooper overcome an addiction to cocaine and alcohol twenty years ago. Deadline reports that the two friends will team up for Is This Thing On?, a new movie for Searchlight.
Will Arnett and Bradley Cooper will star in Is This Thing On?, but their involvement also goes behind the scenesl. Cooper will also direct the movie from a script Arnett wrote with Mark Chappell. A draft was turned in before the WGA strike, but Deadline says Cooper will likely want to add his own ideas but will only be able to once the strike concludes. The project is still in early development, so plot details remain under wraps. Bradley Cooper will also produce through his Lea Pictures banner, along with Will Arnett and Kris Thykier.
Bradley Cooper was recently seen reprising his role of Rocket Racoon in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 and is currently in post-production on Maestro, a biopic about the life of famed conductor/composer Leonard Bernstein. Cooper also co-wrote the script with Josh Singer and stars as Bernstein. The actor looked nearly unrecognizable in the part in a series of photos released last year. The film also stars Carey Mulligan, Maya Hawke, Matt Bomer, and Sarah Silverman, and will debut on Netflix later this year.
As for Will Arnett, he will provide the voice of Sweet Tooth for Peacock’s upcoming Twisted Metal TV series based on the video game franchise. The series stars Anthony Mackie as “a motor-mouthed outsider who is offered a chance at a better life, but only if he can successfully deliver a mysterious package across a post-apocalyptic wasteland. With the help of a trigger-happy car thief, he’ll face savage marauders driving vehicles of destruction and other dangers of the open road, including a deranged clown who drives an all too familiar ice cream truck.” The series will debut on Peacock on July 27th. Arnett will also be seen in Taika Waititi’s biographical sports comedy Next Goal Wins. The film stars Michael Fassbender as a Dutch-American coach tasked with turning the infamously terrible American Samoa national team into an elite squad. The film will hit theaters on November 17th.
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