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Bradley Cooper and Omar Sy In Talks for Weinstein Company's 'Chef,' with Derek Cianfrance at Helm

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by Beth Hanna
January 30, 2013 12:04 PM
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Bradley Cooper and Omar Sy are circling the Weinstein Company's comedy "Chef," with Derek Cianfrance set to direct. Cooper would star as an enfant terrible chef who loses his Michelin-starred restaurant in Paris, and tries to reassemble a culinary team in London.

Both Cooper and Sy had a big year in 2012, the former nominated for an Oscar in David O. Russell's "Silver Linings Playbook" and the latter starring in France's box office hit and Foreign-Language Oscar entry "The Intouchables." "Chef" would be Sy's first foray into an English-language project. Cooper can be seen in Cianfrance's "The Place Beyond the Pines" when it hits theaters on March 29.

"Chef," which is written by "Eastern Promises" screenwriter Steven Knight, was first unveiled at the American Film Market back in November. The Weinstein Company has both international and U.S. distribution rights, and is also producing.

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  • Steve G | January 30, 2013 7:35 PMReply

    This could be a good fit for Cooper who, as we know from that French video interview that went viral, speaks pretty good French. I assume the film is in English, but he could always show off his language skills in some of the Paris scenes.

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