A Buddy Cop Comedy with Ryan Reynolds and Bradley Cooper

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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  • beavis
    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.
  • Dan
    Wh are these guys?
  • Dan
    Who are these guys?
  • Moon
    Too many of these movies.
  • harm
    get Shane Black to touch up the script. No one does Buddy Cop better than him!
  • Xerxex
    I'm with Harm, Black is awesome!
  • tazz
    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.
  • trgl
    Dan, if you don't know who these two actors are, why even bother coming onto this site?
  • Shannon
    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?
  • Dan
    @ Shannon do you know what house work is? get back to the kitchen
  • Jamie
    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.
  • Eli
    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.
  • Craig
    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.
  • silver
    I'm with Craig. yay to Reynolds nay to Cooper
  • Aimee
    haha! you're joking~! I love these two !! Now they will be in a movie together?! LOL Can'r wait. :)
  • jstamos
    this movie is a woman's wet dream
  • Rangerauy
    @16 yes, yes it is... Would love to see Robert Duvall as one of the fathers....




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