Recently seen in American Hustle and already set to star in Clint Eastwood‘s American Sniper, Bradley Cooper is set to finish out his American trilogy (well, discounting an early performance in Wet Hot American Summer) with another project. Deadline is reporting that he’s set to star and produce in American Blood, which is based on the upcoming book by Ben Sanders. Not set to be published until fall of 2015, the story tracks a former NYPD officer who is currently living in New Mexico under a witness protection program, hitting a crisis when he begins to investigate a young woman who goes missing. Set up at Warner Bros., there’s no word on who will be adapting this one yet.
Next up, with 30 Rock behind her, Tina Fey has been looking to branch out to other projects and we’ve got news on the latest. The Wrap reports the comedic talent will not only produce, but star in, The Taliban Shuffle, a new project set up at Paramount Pictures. Based on 30 Rock writer Robert Carlock‘s script, itself adapted from Kim Barker’s memoir The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan, it will follow Fey as a journalist who covers stories in both Afghanistan and Pakistan, both loving them and fearing their stability. It sounds like wildly different, welcome territory for Fey, so we’ll have to see what comes of it.
Following last year’s The Place Beyond the Pines, Ray Liotta is headed to India for his next project. THR reports that he’ll be taking the role of an arms dealer in Rohit Karn Batra‘s directorial debut The Field. Set in New Delhi, the film will take a look at an Indian mafia family who has some undercover members, and deals with Liotta’s character. With a cast also including Ronit Roy, Neeraj Kabi, Vineet Singh and Radhika Apte, production kicks off this fall in India, it remains to be seen if it’ll hit U.S. shores.
Lastly, after Brie Larson joined the ensemble of Judd Apatow‘s Trainwreck, we’ve got another name to add to the cast. Led by Amy Schumer and Bill Hader, The Wrap reports Colin Quinn has now taken an undisclosed role in the story that follows Schumer as “a basket case who tries to rebuild her life, but still to be found are her boyfriend, a best friend / co-worker and a parent.” Perhaps he’ll be playing the lattermost character, but we’ll find out when Trainwreck arrives in July 24th, 2015.
Which upcoming projects are you most looking forward to?