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Bradley Cooper Circling ‘The Proposal’ Director’s ‘The Fight Before Christmas’; ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ Gets Release Date

Written by on November 15, 2011 

Bradley Cooper has managed to nab a position desired by every actor, wherein one can choose the projects they want, and not just the ones that might get them ahead. That’s why we’ll soon see him in Paradise Lost and The Silver Linings Playbook (more on that in a second), not more films that echo All About Steve or Midnight Meat Train.

So, Variety reports that the actor is currently weighing his options over The Fight Before Christmas, a new film from The Proposal director Anne Fletcher that Shawn Levy is producing through 21 Laps; 20th Century Fox is expected to distribute. Due Date scribe Adam Sztykiel has written the script, which is currently having its plot details kept mum — though this “family comedy” will probably deal with a) a conflict, and b) the holiday season. Because, you see, the title…

One film we know Cooper will do is The Silver Linings Playbook (we’ve already seen photos from it, as a matter of fact), and we now know when it’s hitting theaters. According to BoxOfficeMojo, David O. Russell‘s next film will be opening in a little over a year from now — November 21st, 2012 — in what I’m predicting to be an initially limited release. Every year we see studios put out their sort-of-independents in a limited capacity around Thanksgiving — The Descendants opens tomorrow, for example — so this is simply standard practice. The film also stars Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver, and Julia Stiles.

What do you make of The Fight Before Christmas, based on what information is available?

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