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Bradley Cooper Joins Max Landis’ Underwater Sci-fi DEEPER

For a while now, there’s a bidding war for Max Landis’ latest feature film spec script, Deeper. If it ever makes its way to production, it’s got a star in Bradley Cooper.

Cooper shot to stardom for his roles in The Hangover trilogy, Silver Linings Playbook, American Hustle, and American Sniper, in addition to the Limitless movie and TV series. White God director Kornel Mundruczo is also joining Cooper and Landis on Deeper with an eye towards helming the film.

In Deeper, Cooper would presumably play the lead character: “a disgraced astronaut” who embarks on an expedition to the lowest point on Earth in an oceanic trench where he is thrust into “a psychological and physical fight against mysterious forces.” Landis is producing Deeper with David Goyer, and bids for the movie have reportedly come in from Bold, Oddlot, Open Road, Fox Searchlight and Paramount. The early estimate is that Deeper may sell for “8 figures,” pending a greenlight for the movie.

This comes on the heels of Bright, another spec script by Landis that received an astonishing $90 million production commitment from Netflix earlier this year. Of course, the involvement of Suicide Squad director David Ayer, as well as stars Will Smith and Joel Edgerton helped push Bright towards that very lucrative deal. We’ll soon see how close Deeper gets to matching that mark.

Landis is also writing and producing the Dirk Gently TV series for BBC America, which recently cast Samuel Barnett and Elijah Wood in the leading roles.

What do you think about the premise of Deeper? Are you excited to see Cooper potentially star in that movie? Let us know in the comment section below!


HT: The Hollywood Reporter

Image Credit: CBS Television Studios

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