Bradley Cooper Cast in World War II Drama ‘Atlantic Wall’

Bradley Cooper

Bradley Cooper has been cast in new World War II drama Atlantic Wall.

The Hollywood star is poised to play a US paratrooper who is operating behind enemy lines in the Gavin O’Connor-directed movie, which has been scripted by Zach Dean.

Atlantic Wall producer Dan Friedkin of Imperative Entertainment told Deadline: “We’re thrilled Imperative is bringing ‘Atlantic Wall’ to life on screen with a talented filmmaker like Gavin. Bradley’s phenomenal track record speaks for itself. He’s perfect to portray our complicated, often reluctant hero. We can’t imagine better creative partners.”

Bradley – who previously starred as a marksman in the controversial American Sniper – is also executive producing the movie, which is based on a paratrooper who finds himself stranded behind enemy lines hours before D-Day. He is charged with the task of delivering intelligence that is critical to the outcome of the war, while he is also trying to protect the son of a murdered ally.

Meanwhile, Bradley recently cited sobriety as the reason for his success. The 41-year-old star has emerged as one of the most sought-after stars in Hollywood over the last decade, and Bradley – who stopped drinking in his late 20s – thinks the decision he made to transform his life was both “beautiful and unbelievable”.

He said: “I wouldn’t have been able to have access to myself or other people, or even been able to take in other people, if I hadn’t changed my life. I never would have been able to have the relationships that I do. I never would have been able to take care of my father the way I did when he was sick. So many things.”

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