Thesp to star in 'Midnight'

Bradley Cooper will topline “Midnight Train,” based on Clive Barker’s tale about murderous mayhem on the Gotham subway.

Lakeshore and Lionsgate are producing the pic, with Lionsgate on board to distribute. Lensing is set to begin this winter.

“Train” is based on Barker’s short story “Midnight Meat Train,” published in his popular “Books of Blood” series. It centers on a photographer on the trail of a serial killer who operates in the subway system.

Pic has also attached Asian horror director Ryuhei Kitamura, replacing Patrick Tatopoulos, who fell off the project.

Cooper, a former “Alias” star, has starred in a number of Hollywood pics, including comedy hit “The Wedding Crashers.” In the spring he had a turn on Broadway opposite Julia Roberts in “Three Days of Rain.”

He is also starring in “Case 39,” a Par thriller starring Renee Zellweger which is currently in production.

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