COOPER PUSHED TO THE LIMIT
HOLLYWOOD heavy-hitter Bradley Cooper liked Limitless, the 2011 movie he starred in, so much, he signed on as executive producer of the TV spin-off.
And he’ll also make a rare TV appearance to reprise his movie role of Eddie Morra in the first episode.
Part thriller, part procedural and lots of action, Limitless stars Jake McDorman as Brian Finch, who discovers the power of a mysterious drug called NZT-48 which increases his IQ and gives him perfect recall of everything he has ever read, heard or seen.
For Cooper, the TV adaptation and the choice of McDorman were no-brainers.
“We had talked about it a lot actually once the movie had been successful – that just there seems like such a potential for more story,” Cooper says.
“You know there’s no end to what you could explore, honestly. There’s room for it to go anywhere.”
Cooper worked with McDorman on American Sniper and when the casting director suggested him for the role of Finch, Cooper new he was the perfect fit.
“I just really loved him [in American Sniper],” he said.
“When they brought his name up first I just thought, ‘I can’t believe I didn’t even think of that’.
“It was just sort of the perfect marriage of Jake wanting to do it at this time in his career and the perfect role for him.
“It’s really an opportunity for him to explore so many things as an actor – playing the drama, the comedy, his musical ability that he has innately actually and then the whole idea of being an action star.”
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By Debbie Schipp