Bradley Cooper is in talks to star in an adaptation of Howard Blum's non-fiction book Dark Invasion. The project is being setup as a star vehicle for the actor through Warner Bros.
The book is a true story that follows Germany's attempt to thwart the efforts of the Allies during World War I by sending their Secret Service to fight a covert war in America. They utilize Kaiser's bomb manufacturing facilities to sabotage Navy Ships and assassinate JP Morgan Jr. They also attack the U.S. Capitol building and setup an anthrax laboratory in close proximity to the White House.
Bradley Cooper will play NYPD Captain Tom Tunney, who was tasked with assembling a team that would bring down the invading German spies. The actor was nominated for an Oscar for his performance in David O. Russell's Silver Linings Playbook.
The book is being published by Crown/Random on September 11th, 2013. No production schedule has been released.