Photo: Jeff Vespa/WireImageBradley Cooper is close to taking on a new character near to his heart—and stomach. The “Silver Linings Playbook” Oscar nominee, and professed cooking enthusiast, has signed on to play the lead in “Chef,” which will co-star Omar Sy of “The Intouchables” in his English-language debut. The Weinstein Company is backing.
“Chef” will see Cooper re-teaming with Derek Cianfrance, whose “The Place Beyond The Pines” is set to come out March 29th. Steven Knight, writer of “Eastern Promises” and “Dirty Pretty Things,” will write the script, a comedy in which the title character loses his Paris restaurant and reassembles his team to launch a new restaurant in London.Read More »from Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper in talks to play ‘Chef’