Bradley Cooper is set to produce a film that centres around a real-life 1980s casino extortion plot. Cooper will team up with Todd Phillips to develop and produce the movie, which is based on Adam Higginbotham's non-fiction article 'A Thousand Pounds of Dynamite', reports The Wrap.
The film will follow the attempts of police to disarm a bomb that was found under the Harvey's Wagon Wheel Casino in 1980. The explosive was eventually blown up by the FBI after the building was emptied to avoid injury.
John Birges was found guilty of planting the bomb and planning an extortion plot worth $3 million. He was sentenced to life in prison before dying in 1996 of liver cancer.
Higginbotham's article was originally published by The Atavist, and the film will be overseen by Warner Bros executive Andy Fischel. Cooper and Phillips previously collaborated together on The Hangover trilogy.