Limitless

(2011)

Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro star in Limitless, a paranoia-fueled action thriller about an unpublished writer whose life is transformed by a top-secret “smart drug” that allows him to use 100% of his brain and become a perfect version of himself. His enhanced abilities soon attract shadowy forces that threaten his new life in this darkly comic and provocative film.

Aspiring author Eddie Morra (Cooper) is suffering from chronic writer’s block, but his life changes instantly when an old friend introduces him to NZT, a revolutionary new pharmaceutical that allows him to tap his full potential. With every synapse crackling, Eddie can recall everything he has ever read, seen or heard, learn any language in a day, comprehend complex equations and beguile anyone he meets—as long as he keeps taking the untested drug.

Soon Eddie takes Wall Street by storm, parlaying a small stake into millions. His accomplishments catch the eye of mega-mogul Carl Van Loon (De Niro), who invites him to help broker the largest merger in corporate history. But they also bring Eddie to the attention of people willing to do anything to get their hands on his stash of NZT. With his life in jeopardy and the drug’s brutal side effects grinding him down, Eddie dodges mysterious stalkers, a vicious gangster and an intense police investigation as he attempts to hang on to his dwindling supply long enough to outwit his enemies.

Limitless Pilot Lands ‘Spider-Man’ Director Marc Webb

Limitless Pilot Lands ‘Spider-Man’ Director Marc Webb

Last week, CBS issued a pilot order for their Limitless TV series, based on the 2011 feature film of the same name, which had the movie's director Neil Burger attached to direct the pilot episode. Today, Deadline reports that The Amazing Spider-Man 2 director Marc Webb has taken over the directorial duties on the pilot. Neil Burger was forced to drop out after scheduling complications arose with his Showtime drama pilot Billions, which is currently shooting in New York.

Neil Burger remains on board as an executive producer for the Limitless TV series, which will take a different approach to the story than the feature film. The movie followed a struggling writer (Bradley Cooper), who, with the help of an experimental drug, unlocks 100% of his brain's capabilities, which allows him to become an overnight financial genius. The series will center on a man named Brian Sinclair, who discovers the drug NZT, and becomes coerced by the government to use his incredible abilities to help the FBI solve cases every week.

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‘Limitless’ Sequel TV Show Gets a Pilot Order at CBS

‘Limitless’ Sequel TV Show Gets a Pilot Order at CBS

CBS has officially ordered a pilot for a new TV series based on the 2011 feature film Limitless, with the movie's star Bradley Cooper serving as an executive producer. We first reported on the project back in October 2013, with CBS issuing a pilot production commitment nearly a year later, in October 2014. Neil Burger, who directed the feature which took in $161.8 million worldwide from a $27 million budget, will also serve as an executive producer and direct the pilot episode.

The pilot episode was written by Craig Sweeny (Medium, Elementary). In the movie, a drug is discovered by a struggling writer (Bradley Cooper), which unlocks 100% of his brain's capabilities, as he uses his new gifts to become a financial whiz kid. The series will follow a man who discovers the drug NZT, and becomes coerced into using his amazing new abilities to solve cases every week for the FBI.

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‘Limitless’ TV Show Heads to CBS with Producer Bradley Cooper

‘Limitless’ TV Show Heads to CBS with Producer Bradley Cooper

CBS has handed out a pilot production commitment for a new TV show based on the 2011 Relativity Media film Limitless, with Bradley Cooper and Relativity CEO Ryan Kavanaugh executive producing.

Bradley Cooper starred in the feature film Limitless as a struggling writer who takes a mysterious drug that allows him to utilize 100% of his brain's capabilities. He uses his new abilities to become a financial wizard, although it puts him in a very dangerous world. The TV show will pick up after the movie, telling the story of a man who uses this drug to become a force for good in this world.

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‘Limitless’ TV Series Moves Forward with Executive Producer Bradley Cooper

‘Limitless’ TV Series Moves Forward with Executive Producer Bradley Cooper

Relativity Media is continuing its push into television by teaming up with Georgeville Television and Bradley Cooper for a drama series based on the 2011 movie Limitless. No writer has been attached at this time.

Bradley Cooper starred in Limitless as a struggling writer who takes an experimental drug that allows him to use 100% of his brain, which causes his meteoric rise to fame and fortune. Robert De Niro and Abbie Cornish co-starred. The movie, directed by Neil Burger, earned $161.8 million worldwide, from just a $27 million budget.

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EXCLUSIVE: Director Neil Burger Talks ‘Limitless’

Neil Burger directs Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro, and Abbie Cornish in the taut thriller Limitless, which makes its Blu-ray and DVD debut today, July 19th. We recently had a chance to chat with Neil Burger about this electrifying tale, which finds a man becoming hooked on a brain enhancement drug.

Here is our conversation.

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‘Limitless’ Blu-ray and DVD Debuts July 19th

An intense and gripping adrenaline rush, Limitless, arrives to Blu-ray and DVD from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment on July 19th with both the theatrical version and an unrated extended cut of the film, an alternate ending, deleted scenes and much more. Limitless features an all-star cast including: Bradley Cooper (The Hangover, The A-Team), Abbie Cornish (Sucker Punch, Bright Star), and Robert De Niro (Raging Bull, Taxi Driver).

Bradley Cooper (The A-Team) and two-time Academy-Award winner Robert De Niro, star in this provocative and action packed-thriller with unlimited surprising twists. Eddie Morra (Cooper), a burnt-out writer, discovers a top-secret pill that unlocks 100% of his brain's capacity. He instantly acquires mind-bending talents and mesmerizing visions that bring him big money, beautiful women and limitless success. But his dream life soon becomes a waking nightmare, as the drug's brutal side effects take their toll and Eddie finds himself entangled with a cunning Wall Street power broker (De Niro) who wants everything Eddie has...and more.

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