Bradley Cooper to Star and Possibly Direct Adaptation of 'Kowowaah'
by Ethan Anderton
February 28, 2013
While you might be used to see the handsome face of Bradley Cooper in front of the camera, it sounds like the actor has eyes to get behind it as well. Deadline has word that Cooper is set to star in an English language remake of Kokowaah, a German film that starred Til Schweiger as Henry, an unsuccessful writer who finally gets a break to co-write a screenplay based on the bestselling novel written by his ex-girlfriend and the one who got away. This second chance seems too good to be true and his career path gets shaken up when 8-year old Maddy, the daughter of a one night stand from his past, lands on his doorstep. Read on!
To make things more complicated, Maddy's presumed biological father Trevor is unsure how to handle the situation, and the two are forced to re-evaulate each of their lives. The original film was the highest grossing film of 2011 and, because Germany isn't immune to the allure of more success, a sequel was spawned and recently opened up at #1 at the box office. As for the remake, Cooper will produce the film through his 22nd & Indiana production banner, which is set up at Warner Bros. In addition, Cooper has an eye to possibly direct the film as well, which makes this all the more intriguing. Scott Rothman & Rajiv Joseph, who scripted Draft Day, the script that made the Black List, are behind the screenplay, so hopefully it's good.
Reader Feedback - 2 Comments
Wow, you Americans are sick bastards. Remaking this shit is wow. A friend from Germany.
Karl on Feb 28, 2013
The original movie is horrible and Til Schweiger is highly controversial as his movies are partially financed by the state but he refuses to do press screenings and only invites tabloid press who have a track record with him and only give positive, shallow reviews. Thus, there is no objective criticism because critics have to buy tickets and see the movie the weekend it comes out. This way, there are no negative reviews for his bad instagram movies on the opening weekend and people flock happily to their theaters. He's a dick, basically, is what I'm saying.
reeft on Feb 28, 2013
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