DEADLINE.COM – In addition to executive producing Limitless, the new CBS drama series based his movie, Bradley Cooper will recur on the show as a sidekick to the character he played in the 2011 feature, now portrayed by Jake McDorman. Cooper originated the role as a guest star in the pilot, directed by Marc Webb, and intends to appear as much as his schedule permits.
Limitless centers on Brian Finch (McDorman), who discovers the brain-boosting power of the mysterious drug NZT and is coerced by the FBI into using his extraordinary cognitive abilities to solve complex cases for them. Unbeknownst to the FBI, Brian also has a clandestine relationship with Senator Edward Mora (Cooper), a presidential hopeful and regular user of NZT who has plans of his own for his new protégé. Craig Sweeny, Marc Webb, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Heather Kadin, Bradley Cooper, Todd Phillips, Ryan Kavanaugh, Tucker Tooley and Tom Forman executive produce for CBS Television Studios, K/O Paper Products and Relativity Television.
It is customary for feature actors serving as executive producers on series to recur, which is what Laurence Fishburne does on ABC’s black-ish.
Time magazine has released its 2015 list of 100 most influential people in the world with Bradley among other artists on the list. The issue will hit the newsstands on April 27. Read what Oliver Platt has to say about Bradley in the magazine below and watch Bradley’s interview during the photoshoot for the cover shot. I have added both the cover and the portrait from the shoot to the gallery.
I met Bradley Cooper in 2007, shooting an arc on the FX drama Nip/Tuck. Our characters had this wonderfully twisted relationship: I was a closeted TV producer in mad, unrequited love with Bradley, the ambitious, manipulative star of my soap opera. During our first take, he grabbed me by the lapels, threw me against a wall and launched into this insane in-character, off-script rant about how my not going to the gym was breaking his disgusted heart.
Apparently, in our line of work, this is how great friendships begin. Turns out this psycho was in fact a loving, grounded, hardworking fellow whose priorities in life are his dog Charlotte, the Philadelphia Eagles and showing up for people he cares about.
And yes, he’s a dazzling actor. Silver Linings Playbook, American Hustle, The Elephant Man—these are increasingly brave, eccentric, breathtakingly diverse performances. I barely recognized him in American Sniper; physically and emotionally, he actually kind of disappeared.
It’s hard to make people, especially your friends, forget who you are onscreen. But Bradley’s that good. And I think we’ve seen only a hint of what’s to come.
Platt is an actor who lives in New York City
Bradley Cooper made his way down the red carpet at the 87th Annual Academy Awards held at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday (February 22) in Hollywood, California. He was nominated for ‘Best Actor’ for his work in“American Sniper,” but unfortunately lost out to Eddie Redmayne. You can check out medium and high quality photos of Bradley at the award show in our photo gallery. Enjoy!
FYI: Bradley is wearing a custom Ferragamo tuxedo, Johnston & Murphy shoes, Montblanc cufflinks, and an IWCwatch.
Bradley Cooper walked the red carpet at the “Satuday Night Live” 40th Anniversary Celebration held at the Rockefeller Plaza on Sunday (February 15) in New York, New York. Not only did he walk the red carpet, he took part a sketch titled “The Californians,” alongside Kristin Wiig, Bill Hader, Kerry Washington, Taylor Swift, Betty White, and so many more! You can check out medium and quality photos of Bradley on the red carpet, as well as high definition screen captures from the show. Also, if you haven’t seen the sketch Bradley took part in, you can watch it below. It’s absolutely hilarious! Enjoy!