Robert De Niro has signed on to join the cast of the upcoming suspense-thriller The Dark Fields. Bradley Cooper (The Hangover) has already been cast as the lead, as was previously reported here. The film will be directed by Neil Burger (The Illusionist) and produced by Scott Kroopf, Leslie Dixon and Ryan Kavanaugh. Dixon (The Heartbreak Kid) also wrote the screenplay.
The film is about ‘a down-and-out Gotham writer (Cooper) who comes into possession of a designer drug that gives him newfound intelligence and success‘. According to Variety, De Niro will be playing the role of the brilliant financial mogul that’s chasing after Bradley Cooper’s character. The film will begin shooting in May in Philadelphia.