Bradley Cooper and Gavin O’Connor working on Atlantic Wall

Bradley Cooper and Gavin O'Connor

by James White |
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Bradley Cooper and director Gavin O'Connor have almost worked together before, but that didn't happen after Cooper departed troubled Western Jane Got A Gun back in 2013. Now they have a new shot in World War II drama Atlantic Wall.

Production company Imperative Entertainment nabbed writer Zach Dean's concept when it was still just a pitch and have since developed the script. Atlantic Wall follows a lone American paratrooper trapped behind enemy lines in the crucial hours before D-Day. He has to deliver important intelligence while also feeling the pull of duty to a murdered ally in protecting the dead friend's young son.

"We’re thrilled Imperative is bringing Atlantic Wall to life on screen with a talented filmmaker like Gavin," producer Dan Friedkin tells Deadline. "Bradley’s phenomenal track record speaks for itself. He’s perfect to portray our complicated, often reluctant hero. We can’t imagine better creative partners."

Don't go parking yourself at the local multiplex waiting to watch it just yet, though; given Cooper's busy schedule making the new A Star Is Born, the pair won't start work on this until 2018.

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