Bradley Cooper: Broadway Bound in “The Elephant Man”

Posted Wednesday January 22, 2014 11:40 AM GMT

He’s long been celebrated for his handsome appearance on the silver screen and now Bradley Cooper is taking his career in a completely different direction.

The “American Hustle” hunk has signed on to star in a Broadway revival of Bernard Pomerance’s 1979 Tony-Award-winning play “The Elephant Man.”

Cooper will contort his flawless face as he embodies John Merrick, a disfigured 19th-century Englishman whose condition made it difficult for him to live a dignified life.

Back in 2012, Bradley received rave reviews for his performance in a limited run of the play at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. Berkshire Eagle critic Jeffrey Borak declared, “For anyone who has any doubts, Mr. Cooper is not just a movie star, he’s an actor.”

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