De Niro, Cooper Have A “Honeymoon”

Jonathan Demme (“Rachel Getting Married”) is circling to direct, while Robert De Niro and Bradley Cooper recent read for the long-gestating “Honeymoon With Harry” for New Line reports Deadline.

Cooper would play a former womanizing booze-hound who changed his ways when he fell in love, while De Niro would play the girl’s father who tries to break them up. When she dies just before their wedding, the groom heads off on their honeymoon to drink himself to death and meets his almost father-in-law who has come to spread his daughter’s ashes.

Paul Haggis adapted the script from an unpublished novel by Bart Baker back in 2004 and the film has often been considered one of the best ‘unmade’ films of recent years. The tone is said to mix strong comedy and drama ala James L. Brooks.