Saturday, April 20, 2024

Bradley Cooper Says “Hangover 2” Will Be “Epic”


May interrupt the Charlie Sheen show for a sec? Bradley Cooper is now a bona fide movie star. He carries “Limitless,” which has strong supporting roles played by Robert DeNiro and Abbie Cornish. The Neil Burger directed thriller is very comic book like and lots of fun. It premiered last night in New York, with lots of star power in the audience including Oliver Platt, Patricia Clarkson, Giancarlo Esposito, Chaz Palminteri, Matthew Settle, Jason Bateman, Alyssa Milano as well as Richard Branson, Denise Rich and Mary Kennedy. But it was Brad who stole the show–minus Renee Zelleweger, who had to stay in L.A. Brad brought him mom (his dad recently passed away) and she was pretty excited to realize that her Actors Studio graduate is now a leading man on his own. So was “Inside the Actors Studio” chief James Lipton who congratulated Cooper on a job well done. At the after party, yours truly live blogged the Charlie Sheen UStream show from the office of Buddakan restaurant–their food is delicious, but producer Ryan Kavanagh wanted a vegan pizza. So calls were made to Two Boots around the corner, and Kavanagh’s tastebuds were saved.

But Brad–what about “Hangover 2”? “I think it will be epic,” he told me. “I really do. Wait til you see it.”

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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