Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
100 Greatest Videos Games Of All Time
Robin Williams: The Big Interview
Empire Visits The Hobbit's VFX Team
Nick Frost:
My Movie Life

The World's End star's pick of the flicks
4Music's Size Does Matter
Introducing your new favourite app
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
New Trailer For Monsters: The Dark Continent
'Kill monsters, baby'
New Clip Of Sam Claflin In The Riot Club
Not safe for lunch
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
19 August 2014
Bradley Cooper Set To Play Mack Bolan
As Warners buys the rights to the book series for a new franchise
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
American Sniper
31 December 2015
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Guardians Of The Galaxy (2014)
Empire Star Rating
American Hustle (2013)
Empire Star Rating
The Hangover Part III (2013)
Empire Star Rating
The Place Beyond The Pines (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Bradley Cooper Could Remake Kokowaah
He's nabbed the hit German comedy

28 February 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

submit to reddit

Bradley Cooper’s shaking off the fact that he ended up in an Oscar category against an unbeatable Daniel Day-Lewis by throwing himself into work he produces and, assuming he likes the script, might make as his directorial debut. The latest possibility to join that growing list is a remake of successful German comedy Kokowaah.

If Cooper does take on the English-language version, he’ll be following in the footsteps of Til Schweiger, who co-wrote, directed and starred in the original, and has just seen the sequel storm into the charts in Germany.

Kokowaah digs into the relationship between carefree bachelor Henry (Schweiger) and devoted dad Tristan (Samuel Finzi), who must re-evaluate their lives after learning the truth about who the father of Tristan’s eight-year-old daughter really is.

Scott Rothman and Rajiv Joseph are re-writing the screenplay, which was first tackled by Chris Shafer and Paul Vicknair. Cooper plans to produce and star, and is considering the project for his first directing gig. But it’ll have to fight for his attention alongside the likes of American Sniper and Dark Invasion.

Cooper will next be seen on screen in The Place Beyond The Pines (due April 12), which sees Ryan Gosling and his Blue Valentine director Derek Cianfrance reunited. Then he’s back on Wolfpack duty for The Hangover III (May 24). He’s about to start work on David O. Russell’s latest, an untitled con man pic with Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner and Jennifer Lawrence, and then he may star in Cameron Crowe's next film. What it is to be popular, eh?


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Noomi Rapace On Prometheus 2
'There are a lot of things to explore'
David Goyer Enters The Breach
Update: He's now set to direct as well as produce

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Gillian Robespierre And Jenny Slate Talk Obvious Child
Director and star on their acclaimed rom-com

Video Interviews: The Stars And Directors Talk As Above, So Below
We talked to Perdita Weeks, Ben Feldman and company about their underground horror…

The Future Of Film: All Big Blockbusters Will Be Shot At 48 FPS
Our month-long series begins discussing the innovations that will shape cinema

Video Interviews: Chloe Grace Moretz And Jamie Blackley Talk If I Stay
The stars, director R.J. Cutler and co-star Joshua Leonard talk YA adaptations

The Empire Podcast #126: Jon Hamm Talks Million Dollar Arm, Mad Men And Beards
Plus Richard Ayoade pops in to talk about directing The Double

15 Of The Weirdest TV Cameos Of All Time
From Michael Palin in Home And Away to Ian McKellen in Corrie

Updated: The 36 Best Film-Related Ice Bucket Challenges
The viral craze that won’t quit takes in some of Hollywood’s finest

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 6 Issues Of Empire For Only £15!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)