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A Buddy Cop Comedy with Ryan Reynolds and Bradley Cooper

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August 30, 2010
Source: RiskyBiz

Ryan Reynolds & Bradley Cooper

Just because a whole slew of projects already have Ryan Reynolds attached, that's not going to stop him from adding another project to his future slate. RiskyBiz reports Reynolds is going to team-up with Bradley Cooper for a buddy cop action comedy from screenwriter Sheldon Turner who was nominated for an Academy Award for writing Up in the Air with director Jason Reitman. The currently untitled film would see Cooper and Reynolds as two San Francisco cops and friends, whose fathers were once partners on the police force. Things get interesting when they have to bring their fathers out of retirement to help crack a new case.

Surely plenty of its comedy will come from the difference between the two generations of police officers, but with Turner writing, there's bound to be some genuine drama in there somewhere, too. Apparently the tone is something akin to a Lethal Weapon police comedy and will be in R-rated territory. Apparently this project was once attempted five years ago (back then it was called Blowback) and had Dwayne Johnson attached to star. This new version from producers Neal Moritz (Fast Five, Green Hornet) and Andrew Panay (Wedding Crashers) isn't yet set up at any studio yet, but with names like Cooper/Reynolds involved, it should only be a matter of time. I definitely think it has potential, but the question is how soon this will get off the ground with Reynolds' (who will also produce) schedule filling up rather quickly. Stay tuned as the project develops.

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Reader Feedback - 17 Comments

1

i know it's one of the "basic food group" genre's of hollywood - but, (funny or serious) i'm SICK of the buddy-cop movies.

beavis on Aug 30, 2010

2

Wh are these guys?

Dan on Aug 30, 2010

3

Who are these guys?

Dan on Aug 30, 2010

4

Too many of these movies.

Moon on Aug 30, 2010

5

get Shane Black to touch up the script. No one does Buddy Cop better than him!

harm on Aug 30, 2010

6

I'm with Harm, Black is awesome!

Xerxex on Aug 30, 2010

7

so the two actors who audition to play Green Lantern going to star in a buddy cop movie. i wonder if they going to talk about each other Green Lantern audition process lol. anyway i like Ryan Reynolds but aint he getting too many movie roles they could not find some other unknown actor.

tazz on Aug 30, 2010

8

Dan, if you don't know who these two actors are, why even bother coming onto this site?

trgl on Aug 30, 2010

9

My Top 5 list (we ALL have them, you freaking know what I'm talking about) is about to have an aneurysm. #3. What planet do you live on? I'm sure that if you don't know who either of these actors are you've been kept from the internet, television & movies for the past (I'm being very generous here) 5 years. Do you know what Coca-Cola is?

Shannon on Aug 30, 2010

10

@ Shannon do you know what house work is? get back to the kitchen

Dan on Aug 30, 2010

11

Seems interesting. These two have great charisma and seem really likeable. However the buddy cop genre has been done a bit recently so it will be nice to see if they can find something to make this project unique.

Jamie on Aug 30, 2010

12

Maybe it's set in the future or something? That'd be a little more interesting. Time cops maybe? I don't know. This sounds... lame. Well, I can't see Cooper as a cop, in that case I can't see Reynolds as one either.

Eli on Aug 30, 2010

13

I like the idea of a Ryan Reynolds buddy cop movie. I think they could have gotten someone better than Cooper to be his co-star, but I'll take what I can get.

Craig on Aug 30, 2010

14

I'm with Craig. yay to Reynolds nay to Cooper

silver on Aug 30, 2010

15

haha! you're joking~! I love these two !! Now they will be in a movie together?! LOL Can'r wait. 🙂

Aimee on Aug 31, 2010

16

this movie is a woman's wet dream

jstamos on Sep 2, 2010

17

@16 yes, yes it is... Would love to see Robert Duvall as one of the fathers....

Rangerauy on Sep 6, 2010

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