Need a major heavy for your movie? Maybe Bobby is available. Oh look, he is! Word is, Robert De Niro has signed on to star as the main bad guy in Relativity Media’s suspense-thriller “The Dark Fields”. In the film, “The Hangover’s” Bradley Cooper will play a failed writer who stumbles across a designer drug that gives him newfound intelligence, leading to fame and fortune. There are side effects, however, like being chased by the henchmen of a ruthless mogul played by De Niro. Previous casting rumors had Elizabeth Banks in talks to play the female lead opposite Cooper.
Neil Burger will direct from a script by Leslie Dixon. Production commences on location Philadelphia in May.