CBS ‘Limitless’ Series Casts ‘American Sniper’ Star in Bradley Cooper Role
Swept up in the ever whirling wind of movie-TV reboots was Bradley Cooper’s 2011 thriller Limitless, and the CBS adaptation has officially found a new man to pop some smart pills. Cooper’s own American Sniper war buddy Jake McDorman will step in as the new leading man of CBS’ Limitless, 10% of his brain and all.
The Amazing Spider-Man castoff Marc Webb to direct, the new Limitless series will be written by Elementary writer Craig Sweeny and produced with Cooper, Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and feature writer Leslie Dixon. According to Deadline, rather than pick up with Cooper’s writer character from the film, McDorman’s leading man will use his NZT-assisted brain to solve weekly FBI cases.
For those unfamiliar with the 2011 film that grossed around $160 million worldwide, Limitless featured Cooper in the role of a struggling writer who undergoes a drug trial that expands his cognitive abilities to using 100% of his brain power, thereafter attracting unwanted attention from shadowy forces. The thriller also starred Robert de Niro and Abbie Cornish.
CBS has plenty on its fall plate for the moment, including the new Supergirl series, but will Jake McDorman make a brainy enough substituted for Bradley Cooper?