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Bradley Cooper, Kristen Bell & Dax Shepard To Star In Comedy 'Outrun'

by Kevin Jagernauth
October 28, 2011 9:57 AM
9 Comments
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Also, For Some Reason, Tom Arnold



While Bradley Cooper has used his post-"Limitless" and "The Hangover Part II" career to take a step upward with parts in Derek Cianfrance's "The Place Beyond The Pines," David O. Russell's "The Silver Linings Playbook," Alex Proyas' "Paradise Lost" and possibly even Warner Bros.' "The Man From U.N.C.L.E.," he's not above doing favors for friends. Even if it means starring in a movie directed by Dax Shepard.

With the American Film Market heating up, Exclusive Media Group are going to be shopping "Outrun," written, starring and set to be co-directed by Shepard (along with David Palmer) with his gal Kristen Bell, Tom Arnold (!?) and Cooper also to feature. The premise is pretty straightforward following an ex-getaway driver (Shepard), who is in the Witness Protection Program, but flaunts the rules in order to drive his girlfriend (Bell) to L.A. so that she can get her dream job. But it isn't long before the fuzz and his old gang led by Cooper are on his tail.

Anyway, sounds like a low budget venture not unlike the pretty godawful "Brothers Justice." But if Shepard could wrangle Jon Favreau to pop his head into that one, we suppose anything is possible. Rights will be up for grabs at AFM next week for the film which has already been shot. Everyone involved could be doing something better with the exception of Arnold, for whom this is a step up from this last movie, "Hard Breakers." [Deadline]

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9 Comments

  • jingmei | October 30, 2011 6:58 AMReply

    Yeah seems Bradley Cooper is kinda old pal of Dax Shapard, whose self-made mockumantery already played by him, also with Tom Arnold as well. Could he make some new friends

  • Schecky | October 30, 2011 4:43 AMReply

    OK. But when you finally do get to see it and realize it's pretty great, will you run a post acknowledging that you shat all over it for no reason other than to sound cool? That would be a decent Montrealer thing to do.

  • gilbag | October 30, 2011 2:00 AMReply

    also, for EVERY reason, Tom Arnold.

  • schecky | October 29, 2011 6:56 AMReply

    *ratio

  • schecky | October 29, 2011 6:55 AMReply

    wow, that's a pretty high snark-to-information ration. Clearly you have not read the script, which is great. And by the way, the movie has already been shot -- you should read all the way to the end of the post on Nikki Finke before writing your take-down. A lot of people are going to be surprised by this movie.

  • Kevin Jagernauth | October 29, 2011 3:23 AMReply

    Right you are. This has been shot. Will still probably be awful.

  • Teddy | October 28, 2011 12:40 PMReply

    Pretty sure Kristin Bell's shitty career could use any boost. When In Rome and that bridesmaid movie (You Again?) aren't exactly resume strengtheners.

  • The Playlist | October 28, 2011 10:08 AMReply

    Omg, why did u post that trailer? MY EYES!

  • LolMartyr | October 28, 2011 10:05 AMReply

    "Friends star in friends of friends' films." Dax Shepard is movie poison.

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