Early rumors had speculated on candidates such as Ryan Gosling and Chris Pine to take on the role of DC Comics’ The Green Lantern. Now according to a confident source at Hitfix, Bradley Cooper is currently the frontrunner to play the green ring-bearing superhero. However, no deal has been signed yet. Martin Campbell is set to direct the film, with shooting to begin July in Sydney, Australia. Warner Bros has also provided a $150 million budget for the production with plans for a December 17, 2010 release date.
You might have remembered Bradley Cooper as the douchebag preppy boyfriend from the movie “Wedding Crashers”, as well as his role on the TV series “Alias”. Cooper can next be seen in his next R-rated comedy, “The Hangover”, which is already receiving rave reviews. We’ll be sure to keep you posted once an official announcement is made.