Casting rumor keeps hitting "Green Lantern" with Bradley Cooper being listed as the latest potential actor to star. Drew McWeeny of HitFix recently came up with a story suggesting that the 34-year-old actor is one of the front runners to play the titular character in the Martin Campbell-directed superhero film.
"I've just spent the last hour or so on the phones, tracking down a rumor I heard, and HitFix can exclusively report that Bradley Cooper is now one of the guys most likely to don the suit and slip on the power ring as The Green Lantern for director Martin Campbell," so wrote McWeeny of the rumor. He further noted that no deal has been signed just yet.
Before Cooper's name was mentioned, "Star Trek" star Chris Pine and Academy Award-nominated Ryan Gosling have been linked to the Hal Jordan part. On his possible involvement, Pine previously has told MTV News that discussions of him taking the role have indeed taken place, but no offer has been thrown.
"Green Lantern" will tell the story of Hal Jordan, an ordinary test pilot who is suddenly given the task by dying alien named Abin Sur to protect the space using a green energy-powered ring. Pre-production for the movie scripted by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim and Michael Green is set to begin in July, before moving on to the filming in November for a U.S. release on December 17, 2010.
Starting his career in showbiz on TV series "Sex and the City", Bradley Cooper made a name of his own when landing the part of Will Tippin in TV drama "Alias". His most recognizable feature film role would be the villainous Zack Lodge in "Wedding Crashers". Since then, he has starred in various films, such as "Failure to Launch", "Yes Man" and "He's Just Not That into You". He will soon be seen in "The Hangover".