Bradley Cooper coming to ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

Bradley Cooper will return to theaters this winter in David O. Russell's Bradley Cooper will return to theaters this winter in David O. Russell's One of the main characters in this Marvel adaptation could be voiced by the actor, who already has a packed schedule on the horizon.

After courting Vin Diesel ("Fast & Furious," "xXx") as the voice of Groot, a half-human, half-tree character, Marvel Studios has set its sights on another of Hollywood's most bankable actors to voice Rocket Raccoon in "Guardians of the Galaxy."

The project, on which production began last month in London, still lacks an important element: the voice of Rocket Raccoon, an alien creature who likes to break out the big guns.

According to, Bradley Cooper is Marvel's top pick for the role. Previous rumors indicating that Jim Carrey would take the role were never confirmed.

Directed by James Gunn, the filmmaker behind the spoof on the superhero genre, "Super," the animated feature will be based on a screenplay by Nicole Periman and Chris McCoy and will depict a group of space-traveling heros determined to save planet Earth.

If confirmed in the role, Bradley Cooper will share the credits with Chris Pratt ("Zero Dark Thirty"), Benicio Del Toro, Karen Gillan, Glenn Close, Zoe Saldana, Lee Pace and John C. Reilly, just to name a few. The film is scheduled to hit North American theaters during the summer of 2014.

The star of the "Hangover" trilogy already has a number of projects on the horizon – both potential and confirmed. The actor will star in "American Sniper," a biopic focusing on an elite shooter, and could take a role in the coming Lance Armstrong biopic, "Red Blooded American." – AFP/Relaxnews, August 24, 2013.


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