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Bradley bats for baseball role

Published 18/06/2010 | 15:11

Bradley Cooper looks set to star as a baseball player
Bradley Cooper looks set to star as a baseball player

Bradley Cooper is to star in a new baseball movie about triumph in the face of adversity.

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The Hangover star has been cast in the untitled Disney film written by Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps scribe Allan Loeb, The Hollywood Reporter reveals.

Bradley will portray a baseball player who gets injured and has to go back to the minors where the only place he can find to live is in an old people's home. There, he meets an old baseball guru who helps him get back on top.

Producer Andrew Panay concocted the idea for the dramedy and signed up Loeb to write it, and with A-Team star Bradley attached to star, Disney has snapped up the rights.

The project is said to be in the vein of Scent Of A Woman - which starred Chris O'Donnell as a young assistant to blind lothario Al Pacino - and The Rookie, an inspirational sports drama starring Dennis Quaid, which Disney released in 2002.

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