‘American Sniper’s’ Bradley Cooper Eyed for ‘Orphan X’ Role

By Rochelle Paula Carino | 2 years ago
‘American Sniper’s’ Bradley Cooper Eyed for ‘Orphan X’ Role

After Bradley Cooper received praises for his eponymous role as America’s most lethal sharpshooter in Clint Eastwood’s “American Sniper,” he is now being considered to take the lead role in the movie adaptation for Gregg Hurwitz book, “Orphan X.” Read on to know more about the details of this scoop.

With the trend of superheroes starting to become a classic one in the movies, it is inevitable that someone as good an actor as Bradley Cooper would not be offered to play one, especially after he recently starred in a biopic of one of America’s heroes in “American Sniper.” He is now in talks to play a different kind of superhero role as Evan Smoak in Gregg Hurwitz’s thriller — “Orphan X.”


According to Cinema Blend, Warner Bros. is on the verge of locking a deal with author Gregg Hurwitz as they acquire the film rights for his novel, “Orphan X.” As parts of their negotiations, they are looking at Bradley Cooper to play the lead role as well as become the producer of the film. The book hasn’t been officially released yet and it Warner Bros. manage to complete the deal on an earlier timeline, the feature film could end up getting released before the book, which is set for a February 2016 release by MacMillan publishing company. Moreover, Warner Bros. is gunning for author Hurwitz to pen the film’s screenplay with Cooper’s “The Hangover” series helmsman Todd Phillips to produce as well.

So far, no official plot has been issued for “Orphan X.” However, its story seems to be inclined with human slavery, and it is a definite thriller with the character of Evan Smoak being one who serves occasional justice in the shadows. Nothing is set on stone for the film project, but Cooper is definitely getting a lot of praises in his role as the late Navy SEAL Chris Kyle in the Clint Eastwood directed biopic “American Sniper,” earning $365,221,115 in the Worldwide Box Office.

That ends our scoop on Bradley Cooper possibly starring in Gregg Hurwitz based thriller “Orphan X.” For more information on upcoming films, popular celebrities and ongoing TV shows, keep tabs on Movie News Guide (MNG).

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