Bradley Cooper To Play Mack Bolan

By Garth Franklin Monday August 18th 2014 10:32PM
Bradley Cooper To Play Mack Bolan

It was revealed last week that "Avatar 4" screenwriter Shane Salerno had picked up the film rights to Don Pendleton's prolific book series about elite anti-terrorist operative Mack Bolan.

Now, he's made a deal with Warner Bros. Pictures which will see the project be developed as a starring vehicle for Bradley Cooper to play Bolan and Cooper's "The Hangover" series director Todd Phillips to helm.

The book series launched 45 years ago with Pendleton penning thirty-eight volumes in just over a decade. Since then ghost writers have taken over the run and the company still publishes a new title monthly with around nine hundred books released and more thanĀ 200 million copies in circulation. There's even four series of spin-off books in release.

The aim is to make a "relevant, grounded and gritty, real-world PG-13 action-drama film series" with the groundwork for a trilogy laid out. Both Cooper and Phillips will also produce alongside Salerno who is writing the script.

Source: Deadline