Those who saw The Devil’s Double, My Week With Marilyn and Captain America will know that Dominic Cooper had one hell of a year in 2011. Although his may not have been as good as, say, Jessica Chastain‘s, it was still a breakout 12 months that most up-and-comers would kill for. Coming out of it a young star, Variety reports, Cooper has just entered final negotiations to join Roger Donaldson‘s thriller Cities.
Due to scheduling conflicts, Clive Owen was forced to drop out of the picture, which already stars Kirsten Dunst, Orlando Bloom and Anil Kappor. However, with this not-so-upsetting bit of information, we now know that Cooper will head the project, which “takes place in the months before the Dow Jones stock-market high and intertwines the stories of characters around the globe, including New York hedge fund manager, a Mumbai police officer and a couple who are house-hunting in London.” I’m pretty sure everyone can guess what role is given to whom. This also casts a shadow of doubt on his involvement with Albert Hughes‘ Motor City, which he got involved with at the end of September. Gary Oldman and Amber Heard are already set for the antagonist and love interest, respectively — news of Cooper‘s involvement will have to wait.
Matthew Metcalfe and Chris Curling are producing the thriller, with Eyeworks New Zealand CEO Julie Christie executive producing. This project marks one of the many that Cooper currently has lined up for himself — he’s filming Summer in February, and has Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Half of a Yellow Sun, and My Dinner With Herve either in pre or post-production.
Are you a fan of Cooper? Does seeing him in Cities intrigue you?
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