Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro can't keep away from each other - or from Philly

The "Limitless" co-stars are returning to town to shoot David O. Russell's "The Silver Linings Playbook," to be joined by Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Tucker.

Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro can’t keep away from each other – or from Philly

Bradley Cooper. Robert De Niro. Philadelphia. It's a love triangle that just won't quit. Next month, the two stars -- teamed in Limitless, which was mostly shot here -- are heading back to Phillywood to make The Silver Linings Playbook. Adapted from the sharp, funny Matthew Quick novel about a high school teacher who suffers a  breakdown, goes off to a mental clinic, returns home to live with Mom, has trouble patching things up with his wife and tumbles for the sister-in-law of a good friend, The Silver Linings Playbook is being helmed by David O. Russell, Oscar nominated earlier this year for The Fighter. Cooper and De Niro head the roster, along with X-Men: First Class and Winter’s Bone star Jennifer Lawrence. (Cooper is the perplexed protagonist, Pat Peoples; De Niro his dad, and Lawrence the girl Pat pursues, who has her own problems.) Chris Tucker has also been cast, according to Variety, playing an ward-mate buddy of Cooper's.

Cooper, of course, hails from Rydal, just outside the city, and attended Germantown Academy.

Inquirer Movie Columnist and Critic
About this blog

Steven Rea has been an Inquirer movie critic since 1992. He was born in London, raised in New York City, and has lived in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Iowa City, Iowa. His column, "On Movies," appears Sundays in Arts & Entertainment, his reviews appear in the Weekend section on Fridays, and his blog, On Movies Online, can be found here. He is a member of the National Society of Film Critics.

Steven Rea's previous blog posts can be found here. Read his most recent columns and reviews, here. He is the author of the book “Hollywood Rides a Bike,” and also curates the movie stars and bicycling photo blog, Rides A Bike.

Reach Steven at srea@phillynews.com.

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