Ben Affleck didn't start the trend of actors becoming directors -- Clint Eastwood, Warren Beatty, Kevin Costner, George Clooney, Sean Penn and even Drew Barrymore got there first -- but he's certainly the poster boy du jour. Who's next on the list? Perhaps Bradley Cooper. According to Deadline.com, Cooper has signed up to star in the remake of the German-language family drama "Kokowaah," with eyes directing the project as well.
"Kokowaah," which starred German actor Til Schweiger ("Inglourious Basterds"), focuses on an author named Henry, who must come to grips with the fact that, unbeknownst to him, he fathered a daughter after a one night stand eight years earlier.
This isn't the first time Cooper has expressed interest in stepping behind the camera. During press rounds for "The Hangover Part II" back in May of 2011, Cooper revealed he had co-written a spec script for the Dan Simmons sci-fi book "Hyperion" with hopes to maybe direct that project as well. As late as September of last year, Cooper was still discussing the film as a possibility.
This is a fruitful time for Cooper, who gave the best performance of his career in "Silver Linings Playbook" (a role that earned him an Oscar nomination for Best Actor): He's got "The Hangover Part III" coming in May, but then reunites with "Silver Linings Playbook" co-star Jennifer Lawrence for "Serena," as well as Lawrence and "Silver Linings Playbook" director David O. Russell for an untitled drama about the ABSCAM scandal. There's also "The Place Beyond the Pines," a decades-spanning crime drama that Cooper made with Ryan Gosling. That film is set for release in March.
For more on "Kokowaah," head over to Deadline.com.
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