Bradley Cooper to star in "American Blood"

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The story of a con artist and his partner in crime, who were forced to work with a federal agent to turn the tables on other cons, mobsters, and politicians - namely, the volatile mayor of impoverished Camden, New Jersey.
February 25th, 2014

Bradley Cooper is set to star in 'American Blood'.

The A-list actor has signed on to star in and produce Warner Bros.' crime drama based on the upcoming book by Ben Sanders.

The rights to the novel were in hot demand, with at least one other studio bidding on the project as well as several TV companies, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Cooper will play Marshall Grade, an NYPD officer turned mob informant, who become involved in a dangerous investigation about a missing woman while living in the witness protection program in New Mexico.

'American Blood' is planned as the first of a potential series of novels, so there is the possibility to turn it into a film franchise.

Andrew Sodroski is on board to adapt the script, with John Lesher and Adam Kassanwill producing the pic.

Cooper will also be producing via his 22 & Indiana banner alongside Brendan Deneen of Macmillan Entertainment and Pouya Shabazian of New Leaf Literary & Media.

The Hollywood hunk - who scored an Oscar nomination for 'American Hustle' - will next be seen in 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' and 'Serena'.