Unlike his Silver Linings Playbook co-star Bradley Cooper didn’t take home the Oscar for best actor, but he’s not to bummed about it. Now that Awards season is over, he can start focusing on his future projects. He does have a lot on his plate already, but he’s just attached himself to star and possibly direct a remake of Kokowaah.
Released in 2011, was Germany’s most successful film that year. Directed, starring and co-written by Til Schweiger, the film also featured the actor’s real-life daughter, Emma Tiger Schweiger and follows the drama that emerges when a writer, Henry, learns he has an eight-year old daughter, Magdalena. Kokowaah “explores the relationship between two men – carefree bachelor Henry and devoted husband and father Trevor–when they are forced to re-evaluate their lives after discovering the reality behind the paternity of Trevor’s daughter Maddy.”
Chris Shafer and Paul Vicknair adapted the screenplay for the new version which will now be rewritten by Scott Rothman & Rajiv Joseph.
Cooper will produce, and word is this might be a vehicle for him to direct. In a few weeks, he’ll hit theaters in Derek Cianfrance The Place Beyond The Pines, and Serena. He’s also developing American Sniper and Dark Invasion, among others. He also stars in Cameron Crowe’s next pic, which re-teams with Jennifer Lawrence and David O Russell in Sony’s Abscam pic, and he reprises in The Hangover Part III.