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As we learned from the whole Lance Armstrong/J.J. Abrams/Bradley Cooper affair, even direct quotes can be dodgy these days, but this one comes from Cooper himself -- spoken in French no less while doing promo in France -- so we presume no wires have been crossed. And it looks like the actor's teaming up with Derek Cianfrance could get some international flavor. Last fall it was announced that Cooper and Cianfrance were going to tackle the long developing "Chef," a project David Fincher once had his eye on. Penned by "Eastern Promises" writer Steven Knight, the story follows a disgraced chef who, thanks to booze and drugs, loses his Michelin two star rated restaurant in Paris, but brings the gang back together, so to speak, in London to chase an elusive three star rating. So it's like a food driven "Silver Linings Playbook" meets "Ratatouille" and "The Hangover"? Perhaps, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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