On the heels of his box office success with American Sniper, Bradley Cooper is re-teaming with Warner Bros. to star in and produce an adaptation of Gregg Hurwitz's upcoming novel Orphan X. The book, which is set for publication in February 2016 by MacMillan, follows a man named Evan Smoak, a.k.a. Nowhere Man, who helps others in need, sometimes by violent means. His latest job takes him inside the world of human slavery, which is being run by a detective in the Los Angeles Police Department.
Gregg Hurwitz will write the screenplay adaptation himself, based on his own novel. He has previously worked as a consulting producer and writer on the ABC remake series V, and he sold a spec script entitled Expulsion to Warner Bros. back in 2010. He has also written for both Marvel and DC comic book titles such as Wolverine, Punisher and Batman. No director is attached to the adaptation at this time.
Bradley Cooper will produce Orphan X alongside Todd Phillips, who have a production company together that is housed at Warner Bros. Jesse Ehrman and Julia Spiro are overseeing Orphan X for the studio. No production schedule was given at this time. Bradley Cooper will next be seen in Serena and Cameron Crowe's Aloha, both set for release later this year. He is also producing Arms and the Dudes with Todd Phillips, which has Jonah Hill and Miles Teller attached to star.