Bradley Cooper is heading to Broadway once again. The former Hangover star will be in the The Elephant Man production. The Limitless actor reportedly portray disfigured John Merrick – who toured the UK in a freak show before being rescued by Dr. Treves – on the New York stage ”without the aid of make-up or prosthetics”, Entertainment Weekly has revealed.
His previous role he played was in a limited run in 2012 at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in Massachusetts. This will be first return since 2006 ‘Three Days of Rain’ on a New York stage. Thirty nine year old Cooper said that this production was on that gave him his passion for acting.
”My father was a huge cinephile. I remember watching ‘Raging Bull’ with him on cable when I was 10 and, when I was 12, him showing me ‘The Elephant Man’ and ‘Apocalypse Now’ – all these crazy movies.
”We used to play this game, ‘Would you put him in the movie?’ We’d pretend we were putting together this great film and decide whether an actor was worthy to be in it. It was this adorable father/son thing.
”I would live with movies for weeks, pretending I was whoever was in it. As a kid, I just knew I wanted to be up in that world.’