Bradley Cooper has been added to the cast of Steven Spielberg’s take on the action thriller ‘Bullitt.’
The original feature based on the character of Frank Bullitt, the no-nonsense San Francisco cop played by Steve McQueen in the 1968, the latest version of the film is yet to see the plot details revealed, the forthcoming production is expected to follow Bullitt on an entirely different exploit than the McQueen originals.
Cooper will produce the still-untitled movie with Spielberg and Kristie Macosko Krieger. McQueen’s son Chad McQueen and granddaughter Molly McQueen will executive produce.
The original movie was based on the 1963 novel ‘Mute Witness’ and starred McQueen in his most notable role, he portrayed a detective who investigates the death of a mob informant he was hired to protect. Peter Yates directed the project. The film became a critical and commercial smash, generating $42 million on a $4 million budget and winning one Oscar.
Spielberg and Cooper have recently worked together on the Netflix musical project ‘Maestro.’ Cooper has written, directed and produced the film.