Cannes is popping, and not just with sweaty journalists from around the world elbowing each other to get into the buzzed-about flick du jour. Nope, tons of news about upcoming movies is floating around La Croisette as well. Buy low! Sell high! Drink that champagne!
Anyway, mes amis, one film peeps are already making the rounds to snap up and hasn't even filmed yet. Bradley Cooper has been attached to star in "The Words" since February, with dreamy/fancy/scary Jeremy Irons circling the project. Now it looks like "The Words," which is about "a successful writer who discovers he has to pay a price for stealing another man's work," according to Variety, is adding the gorgeous Zoe Saldana and Dennis Quaid to its cast.
What kind of price has a plagiarist gotta pay when he's caught with his hand in the cookie jar? As The Playlist points out, with the writers of "Tron: Legacy" on board to direct, chances are it will have some sort of "genre" flavor to it.
Of course, Irons has been known to do impeccable drama as well as genre with the best of 'em (think art house body horror "Dead Ringers," "Die Hard: With a Vengeance," and the sexy Showtime series "The Borgias"), and Cooper is quickly proving his talents are "Limitless" in the eyes of Hollywood producers.
Saldana is one of the coolest actresses out there, with "Avatar" and "Star Trek" under her belt and the starring role in upcoming actioner "Colombiana" and more "Star Trek" coming up. Quaid most recently starred in "Soul Surfer," the feel-good flick based on the true story of Bethany Hamilton, a surfer who refuses to let a little shark bite get her down.
Although Cooper and Saldana already have plenty on their plates, we're guessing "The Words" will start writing themselves ASAP.