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Ryan Reynolds and Bradley Cooper set for cop comedy

Aug. 30, 2010by: Mike Sampson

Ryan Reynolds and Bradley Cooper are two actors cut from the same cloth. So much so, I'm kinda shocked someone hasn't gotten the bright idea to pair them together in a buddy movie....until now. Reynolds and Cooper are attached to star in an upcoming untitled action-comedy by Oscar-nominee Sheldon Turner (UP IN THE AIR). The film would star Reynolds and Cooper as partners on the San Francisco police force who must rely on their retired fathers, former policemen themselves, to help crack a case.

The project has been floating around for a number of years and at one point was titled BLOWBACK and had Dwayne Johnson and Reynolds set to star. The project has since gone through some rewrites and has dropped its old name. What also seems to have happened is that BLOWBACK, originally an Iraqi-war based action film, merged with RIDE ALONG, a more comedic cop movie. Whatever seems to be happening with the film, they're describing the new take as a modern day LETHAL WEAPON with an "edgy" R-rated vibe.

The project isn't set up at a studio yet and has no director attached but with Neal Moritz producing, Sony Pictures seems a likely spot. Both Cooper and Reynolds are extremely busy these days so finding time in both of their schedules for this film could prove to be difficult...

Extra Tidbit: It's just a matter of time before Bradley Cooper plays a superhero.
Source: THR

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8:36AM on 08/31/2010
This article just impregnated every woman in my neighborhood.
This article just impregnated every woman in my neighborhood.
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8:29AM on 08/31/2010

Dammit!

Deadpool is never going to be made. In another post I was all like "Screw Ryan Reynolds, get Brad Cooper to do it!" Man, I hate when the universe craps on me!
Deadpool is never going to be made. In another post I was all like "Screw Ryan Reynolds, get Brad Cooper to do it!" Man, I hate when the universe craps on me!
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10:47PM on 08/30/2010
Any theater that is gonna play this better get some new seat covers ready, cause there is gonna be a whole lot of women creaming while watching this.
Any theater that is gonna play this better get some new seat covers ready, cause there is gonna be a whole lot of women creaming while watching this.
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2:58PM on 08/30/2010
overexposure. these guys who always do comedies never cease to overexpose themselves.
overexposure. these guys who always do comedies never cease to overexpose themselves.
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2:55PM on 08/30/2010
I think the big "reveal" will be that they are the same person. Both in the movie and in real life.
I think the big "reveal" will be that they are the same person. Both in the movie and in real life.
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2:11PM on 08/30/2010
Chicks are going to crazy for this movie. Might be pretty funny too
Chicks are going to crazy for this movie. Might be pretty funny too
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1:51PM on 08/30/2010

If you take your lady to see this...

you will get laid.
you will get laid.
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1:05PM on 08/30/2010
For an opposing view, if they try to do a "Lethal Weapon" type film, it could suck very badly.

Like "Cop Out" badly.
For an opposing view, if they try to do a "Lethal Weapon" type film, it could suck very badly.

Like "Cop Out" badly.
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1:02PM on 08/30/2010
Normally I would guffaw at the news of another buddy cop film but with these 2, they could end up with something like another Tango and Cash which I'd be all for.
Normally I would guffaw at the news of another buddy cop film but with these 2, they could end up with something like another Tango and Cash which I'd be all for.
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1:28PM on 08/30/2010
damn I love Tango & Cash!

"is this the way you screen all your guests?".... classic
damn I love Tango & Cash!

"is this the way you screen all your guests?".... classic
11:39AM on 08/30/2010

Extra Tidbit

They should just merge it with Green Lantern and make Cooper Gl's buddy, Green Arrow.

Actualy, they should just do both
They should just merge it with Green Lantern and make Cooper Gl's buddy, Green Arrow.

Actualy, they should just do both
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11:37AM on 08/30/2010

I'll guess that

Reynolds is the straight man and Cooper's the wild card.
Reynolds is the straight man and Cooper's the wild card.
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11:31AM on 08/30/2010

Excellent

It's got two actors with comedic timing,and acting abilities...hopefully a good script and not a Hollywood re-make of an old classic will be submitted to BC & RR for approval.
It's got two actors with comedic timing,and acting abilities...hopefully a good script and not a Hollywood re-make of an old classic will be submitted to BC & RR for approval.
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10:37AM on 08/30/2010
I'd see this. I like these two guys.
I'd see this. I like these two guys.
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9:32AM on 08/30/2010

I wonder

Which one is Danny Glover?
Which one is Danny Glover?
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9:37AM on 08/30/2010
You mean "too old for this shit!"?
You mean "too old for this shit!"?
1:04PM on 08/30/2010
That would be The Arrow.

Giggety.
That would be The Arrow.

Giggety.
9:16AM on 08/30/2010

Great casting

This movie just shot up my list of movies I want to see because Reynolds and Cooper are both great actors and if this is anything like Lethal Weapon then we are in for a treat. Reynolds and Cooper are two guys I can see that will bounce off one another quite nicely and both have cop looks. And am so glad that it is Rated R (how action movies should be).

For the extra tidbit, I think his best shot was Green Lantern and Captain America. Maybe he could be The Flash or possibly Aquaman?
This movie just shot up my list of movies I want to see because Reynolds and Cooper are both great actors and if this is anything like Lethal Weapon then we are in for a treat. Reynolds and Cooper are two guys I can see that will bounce off one another quite nicely and both have cop looks. And am so glad that it is Rated R (how action movies should be).

For the extra tidbit, I think his best shot was Green Lantern and Captain America. Maybe he could be The Flash or possibly Aquaman?
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