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Bradley Cooper Cast in WB's Crime Thriller 'American Blood'

February 25, 2014 (3:25 am) GMT
The 'American Hustle' hunk will play the male lead and serve as a producer for the book adaptation scripted by Andrew Sodroski.

adds another big movie to his plate. He is nominated for Oscar in "", will next shoot real-life drama "", and now is tapped to star in crime thriller "" for Warner Bros.

The film is about an NYPD officer-turned-mob informant who is involved in a dangerous investigation regarding a missing woman while living in the witness protection program in New Mexico. Andrew Sodroski ("") writes the script.

The story is adapted from New Zealand writer Ben Sanders' American debut novel of the same name. The book which will not be released until fall 2015 is expected to spawn sequels and thus become a potential franchise material for the film.

Cooper will also serve as one of the producers, but no director has been announced. According to The Hollywood Reporter, at least one other studio was involved in the bidding war against WB and several TV companies had expressed interest on the project.

Cooper will soon be heard voicing Rocket Raccoon in Marvel's much-awaited new superhero flick "" due Stateside August 1. , , , and are among the cast ensemble.

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