Warner Bros. is in talks for the movie rights to Gregg Hurwitz’s upcoming thriller “Orphan X,” with plans for Bradley Cooper to produce and possibly star.
“The Hangover” director Todd Phillips would also produce if the deal closes. Phillips is Cooper’s partner at their yet-to-be-named Warner-based production company.
Hurwitz will write the adaptation of “Orphan X,” which will be published in February 2016 by Macmillan. The story centers on the world of human slavery.
Hurwitz has written more than a dozen novels, including “Don’t Look Back,” “You’re Next,” “The Survivor” and “Tell No Lies,” and has worked for Marvel and DC on comics featuring Wolverine, Punisher and Batman.
Jesse Ehrman and Julia Spiro will oversee “Orphan X” for the studio.
Cooper is up for Oscars for best picture and best actor for “American Sniper.”
News was first reported by the Hollywood Reporter.