Elizabeth Banks has never been in a movie that I disliked (The Uninvited doesn’t count because I removed that memory from my brain with a coat hanger). Bradley Cooper has charisma to spare, even if it seems like that kind of vaguely frat-boyish, smarmy charisma. But he’s great in The Hangover and even his small role in The Wedding Crashers is fun. He needs to stay away from the shitty romcoms, though. Seriously Bradley. Stop it.
Anyway, the point of all of this is that what we have here is two conventionally comedic actors coming together to make a decidedly unfunny and very bizarre-sounding movie. According to Bloody Disgusting (via ComingSoon), Banks is apparently in talks to join Cooper in Dark Fields, the upcoming film from Rogue Pictures. The title sounds like a death metal band that went country, but whatever.
The story is one of those bizarre ones that is likely going to be full of weirdness — Cooper plays a failed writer who somehow discovers a drug that makes you smarter. After the ensuing financial success and fame, he begins to realize the side affects are potentially lethal, not to mention freaky — including including ‘trip-switching,’ a phenomenon in which time moves with a stop-motion quality. ” Soon, the inevitably shadowy figures begin chasing him. Bloody Disgusting also reports that the film will be in the vein of Fight Club and The Game. I have no idea what that means, but those are both excellent movies, so let’s see what happens.
Dark Fields will be directed by Neil Burger (The Illusionist, Interview With the Assassin) and is pegged for release later this year.