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Bradley Cooper Drops Out of This Means War

Bradley Cooper has dropped out of filming for the upcoming spy-comedy ‘This Means War,’ The Hollywood Reporter announced on February 24. Originally set to star opposite leading lady Reese Witherspoon, Twentieth Century Fox confirmed Cooper’s departure, saying he had to leave due to scheduling conflicts with the sequel to the fan and critical favorite ‘The Hangover.’

‘Terminator Salvation’ director McG is in negotiations to direct ‘This Means War,’ which was set to begin filming in July. Director Todd Philips is supposed to start shooting ‘The Hangover 2’ in the fall, which is why Cooper originally agreed to star in both films.

But The Hollywood Reporter also said that the unofficial reason why Cooper left ‘This Means War’ was because he had creative concerns about the movie. One issue he had was with the script, which has been through numerous re-writes since Fox first bought it in 1998. The most recent re-write was by ‘Role Models’ writer Timothy Dowling. Cooper’s reps declined to comment on these rumors.

There is no word yet on what Fox will do with ‘This Means War.’ Even though the studio was pushing it as a priority project, there hasn’t been any confirmation over whether another actor as been found for Cooper’s role.

Written by: Karen Benardello

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As a life-long fan of entertainment, particularly films, television and music, and an endless passion for writing, Karen Benardello decided to combine the two for a career. She graduated from New York's LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic. While still attending college, Karen began writing for Shockya during the summer of 2007, when she began writing horror movie reviews. Since she began writing for Shockya, Karen has been promoted to the position of Senior Movies & Television Editor. Some of her duties in the position include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, producing posts on celebrity news and contributing reviews on albums and concerts. Some of her highlights include attending such festivals and conventions as the Tribeca Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, SXSW, Toronto After Dark, the Boston Film Festival and New York Comic-Con.

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