Bradley Cooper may be making his directorial debut with Honeymoon With Harry, a long-gestating project at New Line Cinema.
Cooper may also star in the film, which could see him reunite with his fellow Limitless and Silver Linings Playbook star Robert De Niro.
Deadline broke the news, reporting that both Cooper and De Niro “are keen to work together again” and that “they are both sweet on” the project.
The plot follows a former womanizer who changes his ways when he falls in love. Despite the fact the girl’s father really dislikes him, they decide to get engaged. Just before their wedding, she tragically dies. Devasted, he goes on the honeymoon alone in order to drink himself to death. He runs into the girl’s father there, who has arrived to spread his daughter’s ashes on her favourite beach.
The project was originally set up by producer Mike Karz (Good Luck Chuck, Valentine’s Day) in 2004 and was penned by Paul Haggis (Million Dollar Baby). Dan Fogelman (Crazy, Stupid, Love) has been hired to rewrite the screenplay.