Cooper, Phillips merge companies

Cooper, Phillips merge companies

Phillips and Cooper will merge their companies to form this new one, which does not yet have a name.



By (Reuters)

Published: Sun 18 May 2014, 12:29 PM

Last updated: Fri 3 Apr 2015, 5:46 PM

Bradley Cooper has formed a production company with director Todd Phillips, uniting two friends who collaborated on The Hangover franchise. The company has signed a three-year, first-look deal with Warner Bros., where both of their individual production companies have been based.

Phillips and Cooper will merge their companies to form this new one, which does not yet have a name. It is assumed that a few people will be made redundant, but no staffing changes have been determined.

Their first movie will be Arms & The Dudes, an upcoming movie based on Guy Lawson’s Rolling Stone article. Phillips will direct the film, which is about two stoner kids from Miami beach who become major arms dealers.

Cooper lauded Phillips as one of the “smartest, coolest” guys he knows while Phillips praised Cooper’s work habits. Both of them have been vital partners for Warner Bros. since the launch of The Hangover franchise in 2009.


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