Robert De Niro joins Bradley Cooper in The Dark Fields

Posted by: Brad Sturdivant

Bradley Cooper’s foray into real acting got a welcomed boost as Robert De Niro has signed on to star alongside Cooper in the upcoming drama THE DARK FIELDS.  We just heard unconfirmed reports that Elizabeth Banks could be playing the female lead in the thriller and so the cast is beginning to fill out.  The film is about a man that takes a drug to make himself smarter and receives financial and social success because of it, only to find out there are harsh side effects.  Leslie Dixon wrote the script based off the book by Alan Glynn.  Neil Burger will be handling directing duties.

Robert De Niro has had a string of bad films recently, but he’s still one of the best actors around.  I’m hoping Burger knows what to do with him.  The real question is whether or not Bradley Cooper can handle a role that doesn’t require him to woo a leading lady.

Robert De Niro

Source: Variety

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