Bradley Cooper will be joining The Place Beyond The Pines, it has been reported.
The Hangover star is set to play a police officer alongside Ryan Gosling in Derek Cianfrance's film, the follow-up to his directorial debut, Blue Valentine.
"Ryan's going to play Luke, a motorcycle stunt rider who finds out he has a baby and he tries to become a father," the director told Variety.
He added: "It's kind of an epic movie. It takes place over a couple of generations and it's kind of a crime story, kind of a mystery. I've had people tell me they feel like it's The Deer Hunter meets The Godfather."
Derek, who co-wrote the script with Ben Coccio, is looking to start filming in July in Schenectady, New York.
Bradley, who reprises his role as Phil for The Hangover Part II, will next be seen in Garry Marshall's New Year's Eve.