Bradley Cooper To Star In New ‘Bullitt’ Movie Directed By Steven Spielberg

Cooper will star in an-all new adventure of San Francisco cop Frank Bullitt, originally played by Steve McQueen in the classic 1968 movie.

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Bradley Cooper is set to reprise the classic role made famous by Steve McQueen in the upcoming Bullitt movie directed by Steven Spielberg.

According to Varietythe new Bullitt film will follow stylish San Francisco cop Frank Bullitt in a continuation of the iconic 1968 thriller Bullitt, which famously features one of the greatest car chases in cinematic history. Check it out here in case you need a reminder.

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Beyond Spielberg’s direction, Josh Singer (The Post, Spotlight) is writing the movie’s screenplay, while Spielberg and Cooper are producing. McQueen’s son, Chad McQueen, and granddaughter, Molly McQueen, will executive produce the new flick.

Though plot details have yet to be revealed, the upcoming Bullitt movie is expected to follow Bullitt on an entirely different exploit than the McQueen original’s.

The original Bullitt was directed by Peter Yates and based on Robert L. Fish’s 1963 novel Mute Witness. McQueen originally played the fast-driving cop who investigates the death of a mob informant he was supposed to protect.

Cooper is currently in post-production on the Netflix musical drama Maestro, about the life of legendary composer Leonard Bernstein, which he stars in, co-writes, directs and produces, streaming in 2023. Spielberg, who had been developing Maestro for years, encouraged Cooper to direct and star in the film after watching Cooper’s directorial debut, A Star Is Born.

McQueen–who raced cars when he wasn’t filming movies–did his own stunts in the original Bullitt‘s iconic green Ford Mustang, which still lays claim to one of the best car chase sequences ever filmed.

For more on McQueen’s legacy, check out his impressive luxury watch collection here.

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