Bradley Cooper is having a moment. He's got some low-level Oscar buzz surrounding his performance in the upcoming "Silver Linings Playbook"; he recently signed on to re-team with "Playbook" director David O. Russell for an ensemble drama starring Christian Bale, Jeremy Renner and Amy Adams; he has three films set for 2013 release ("The Hangover Part III," "The Place Beyond the Pines" and "Serena," a reunion with "Playbook" co-star Jennifer Lawrence); and he might be the star of the next Cameron Crowe film. Deadline.com reports that Cooper is at the top of Crowe's wish list for the project, which is also set to star Emma Stone.
No word yet on what the script is about, but many have wondered if it will wind up being some variation on "Deep Tiki," a movie Crowe was planning to make following "Elizabethtown." As The Playlist noted, that film, which was to star Ben Stiller and Reese Witherspoon, focused on "military contractor Brian Gilgrest (Ben Stiller) who has to navigate and juggle the politics of the bosses, the supernatural myths of Hawaii's spiritual leaders, the emotions for his almost-ex-wife (not cast? or Reese Witherspoon?) and the tricky feelings he develops for [an illegal satellite launch]." Note the age differences of the romantic leads: Stiller is 10 years older than Witherspoon; Cooper is 14 years older than Stone. The film was called "Deep Tiki" because of its Hawaiian locale.
For more on the Cooper/Crowe collaboration, and why it might happen, head over to Deadline.com.