‘Deeper': Max Landis Explains Why Bradley Cooper May Not Star in the Film

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At the end of March, reports linked Bradley Cooper to a starring role in Deeper, a film about a disgraced astronaut turning his attention from above to below as he goes in search of the hypothesized lowest point on earth. According to screenwriter Max Landis during an interview with our own Steve Weintraub at Comic-Con, we’ll have to wait and see if the casting actually sticks.

Referring to the jostling nature of casting, Landis explained that Cooper has his heart set on directing the remake of A Star Is Born with Lady Gaga. Whether he can still star in Deeper on top of that is, apparently, still to be seen. “We’ll see,” is as definitive as Landis would get.

Elsewhere, the Chronicle writer was able to give us a few more details on what to expect from Deeper, which he says is “very scary” but not a horror movie. “It’s The Shining, it’s a drama,” he says, while later adding, “There are elements of The Abyss, but it’s not a science-fiction movie.”


Kornel Mundruczo, the man behind White God, will helm Deeper, while Landis produces alongside David S. Goyer. Watch Steve’s interview with Landis above and you can watch what he had to say about Bright and his abandoned Pokemon movie by clicking the links.

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