You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Bradley Cooper to Star in World War II Drama ‘Atlantic Wall’

Bradley Cooper has signed on to star in the World War II drama “Atlantic Wall” as an American paratrooper operating behind enemy lines.

Gavin O’Connor will direct from a Black List script by Zach Dean. Producers are Imperative Entertainment’s Dan Friedkin and Bradley Thomas, along with Madhouse Entertainment’s Adam Kolbrenner.

The movie will center on a paratrooper, stranded behind enemy lines hours before D-Day and tasked with delivering intelligence critical to the outcome of the war. He’s also compelled to fulfill a promise to protect the young son of a murdered ally.

“We’re thrilled Imperative is bringing ‘Atlantic Wall’ to life on screen with a talented filmmaker like Gavin,” Friedkin said. “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.”

Cooper starred as a marksman in “American Sniper,” and is toplining and directing the remake of “A Star Is Born” with Lady Gaga. That project is set for a 2018 release.

Cooper is currently producing and developing, “Black Flags, The Rise of ISIS” with HBO. He will reprise his role as Rocket Raccoon in Disney-Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy 2,” to be released in May.

O’Connor directed Ben Affleck in the thriller “The Accountant” for Warner Bros. Previous credits include “Warrior” and “Jane Got a Gun.”

Cooper will exec produce “Atlantic Wall” with Joint Effort producing partner Todd Phillips. Joint Effort is based at Warner Bros.

Imperative said it plans to co-finance the film. It also plans to shoot on location in Normandy.

Cooper is represented by CAA, and O’Connor is repped by WME. Dean is repped by WME, Madhouse, and attorney Andrew Hurwitz. The news was first reported by Deadline Hollywood.

More Film

  • Channing Tatum on Taking Time Off,

    Channing Tatum Says He's Ready To Get Back to Work After Quiet Year

    Bradley Cooper has signed on to star in the World War II drama “Atlantic Wall” as an American paratrooper operating behind enemy lines. Gavin O’Connor will direct from a Black List script by Zach Dean. Producers are Imperative Entertainment’s Dan Friedkin and Bradley Thomas, along with Madhouse Entertainment’s Adam Kolbrenner. The movie will center on […]

  • Poland's Gdynia Film Festival Signs Gender

    Poland's Gdynia Film Festival Signs Gender Pledge

    Bradley Cooper has signed on to star in the World War II drama “Atlantic Wall” as an American paratrooper operating behind enemy lines. Gavin O’Connor will direct from a Black List script by Zach Dean. Producers are Imperative Entertainment’s Dan Friedkin and Bradley Thomas, along with Madhouse Entertainment’s Adam Kolbrenner. The movie will center on […]

  • Zendaya Wants To Do a 'Little

    Zendaya Wants To Do A 'Little Mermaid' Live Action: 'Why Wouldn't I?'

    Bradley Cooper has signed on to star in the World War II drama “Atlantic Wall” as an American paratrooper operating behind enemy lines. Gavin O’Connor will direct from a Black List script by Zach Dean. Producers are Imperative Entertainment’s Dan Friedkin and Bradley Thomas, along with Madhouse Entertainment’s Adam Kolbrenner. The movie will center on […]

  • San Sebastian: ‘Midnight Runner’ World Premieres

    ‘Midnight Runner’ Takes Off at San Sebastian New Directors Premiere

    Bradley Cooper has signed on to star in the World War II drama “Atlantic Wall” as an American paratrooper operating behind enemy lines. Gavin O’Connor will direct from a Black List script by Zach Dean. Producers are Imperative Entertainment’s Dan Friedkin and Bradley Thomas, along with Madhouse Entertainment’s Adam Kolbrenner. The movie will center on […]

  • San Sebastian/Toronto: Simon Jaquemet on ‘The

    San Sebastian/Toronto: Simon Jaquemet on ‘The Innocent,’ Frail Faith, Certainty

    Bradley Cooper has signed on to star in the World War II drama “Atlantic Wall” as an American paratrooper operating behind enemy lines. Gavin O’Connor will direct from a Black List script by Zach Dean. Producers are Imperative Entertainment’s Dan Friedkin and Bradley Thomas, along with Madhouse Entertainment’s Adam Kolbrenner. The movie will center on […]

  • village rockstars TIFF

    India Rolls With 'Village Rockstars' as Oscar Contender

    Bradley Cooper has signed on to star in the World War II drama “Atlantic Wall” as an American paratrooper operating behind enemy lines. Gavin O’Connor will direct from a Black List script by Zach Dean. Producers are Imperative Entertainment’s Dan Friedkin and Bradley Thomas, along with Madhouse Entertainment’s Adam Kolbrenner. The movie will center on […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content