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Bradley Cooper, Ryan Reynolds team up for 'Lethal Weapon'-like cop film, report says

08/31/2010 by Corinne Heller

Bradley Cooper in a scene from 'The Hangover' / Ryan Reynolds in a scene from 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine'. (Photos courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures / 	Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation / Marvel Films) Bradley Cooper and Ryan Reynolds are set to play San Francisco cop buddies in a comedy movie with an "updated Lethal Weapon flavor that plays into edgier R-rated territory," The Hollywood Reporter says.

The two are aided in a case by their fathers, who are friends and former police partners forced out of retirement, the trade publication said.

Representatives for the actors had no immediate comment. The Lethal Weapon film franchise, which consists of four movies released between 1987 and 1998, boosted the careers of Mel Gibson and Danny Glover, who played squabbling cop partners.

Cooper, 35, starred in the spy series Alias and became even more famous after he starred in films such as the 2009 hit R-rated comedy film The Hangover and a recent film adaptation of The A-Team. He is also set to star in The Hangover 2, which is set to begin filming in October and is due for release on May 26, 2011.

Reynolds, a 33-year-old Canadian actor, starred in the sitcom Two Guys and a Girl from 1998 to 2001 and played the title character in the 2002 comedy film Van Wilder, which starred Tara Reid. He also starred in X-Men Origins: Wolverine alongside Hugh Jackman in 2009 and plays the title character in the superhero film The Green Lantern, which is set for release on June 17, 2011.

Reynolds told OnTheRedCarpet.com in July that shooting scenes for the movie in a motion capture suit was "the weirdest experience ever."

Sheldon Turner, who helped pen the screenplay for the 2009 George Clooney film Up in the Air and who wrote the 2006 movie The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning, has been named as the screenwriter of Cooper and Reynold's new film.