Not taking too long to rest on his Oscar-nominated laurels, Bradley Cooper has signed on to remake the 2011 German hit relationship dramedy film Kokowääh for American audiences.
Similar to the German version (of which there was a sequel released on February 13, 2013), the American take will focus on the relationship of two men named Henry and Trevor. The former is a footloose and fancy-free bachelor playboy type, while the latter a devoted husband and father. Things in their relationship are complicated by the revelation that Trevor’s 8-year-old daughter Maddy may be the result of a one-night-stand between Henry and Trevor’s wife. TWIST! The emotional family comedy was the highest grossing film for all of 2011 — a point that the film’s studio, Warner Brothers, was probably delighted to hear. And for those wondering, the film’s name (Kokowääh) is the resulting sound from when a German who’s French might be a little rusty tries to order the über-French classic dish, coq au vin. So maybe the American version will be called Cokeavan? (Think about it, Cooper.)
But Cooper may not simply be acting in the film — he’s already taken on a producer role (thanks to his collaboration with Warner Brothers under his company 22nd & Indiana) — according to Deadline, who first reported the story, Cooper may end up in the director’s chair as well. Not a bad project to line up! Of course, Cooper’s plate seems to already be chock-a-block with interesting new projects, including two with his Silver Linings Playbook conspirators David O. Russell and Jennifer Lawrence.
Hollywood.com has reached out for comment, but did not hear back at the time of publication.
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