Imperative Entertainment has set Gavin O’Connor to helm ATLANTIC WALL with Bradley Cooper attached to star. The project is a WWII drama picked up by Dan Friedkin and Bradley Thomas as a pitch from Hit List alum Zach Dean.
Dean’s script, which landed on the 2015 Black List, follows a lone American paratrooper stranded behind enemy lines hours before D-Day. His assignment is to deliver intelligence critical to the outcome of the war, and he is compelled to fulfill a promise to protect the young son of a murdered ally. Dean was previously featured on both the 2013 Hit List and the 2011 Young and Hungry List.
Cooper had previous success as a soldier in the contemporary American Sniper. He is currently working on his directorial debut, A Star is Born, which he stars in with Lady Gaga. He was most recently seen in War Dogs and next appears as the voice character Rocket in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
O’Connor most recently helmed The Accountant with Ben Affleck and Jane Got a Gun starring Natalie Portman. He previously directed and penned Warrior and Pride and Glory.
Emily J | Staff Writer