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Silver Linings Playbook star Bradley Cooper to star in Hollywood version of German box-office hit, with a view to directing

Bradley Cooper could become the latest actor to go behind the cameras after signing on to star in and potentially direct a Warner Bros remake of the German blockbuster Kokowääh.

The original film starred actor-director Til Schweiger with his real-life daughter Emma Tiger Schweiger and was Germany's biggest movie of 2011 at the box office. It centres on a carefree bachelor who discovers that his friend's daughter may be his own biological child, resulting from a one-night stand eight years previously. The film's title derives from a poor pronunciation of "coq au vin" by a German speaker.

Cooper, whose star has risen dramatically in Hollywood following his Oscar nomination for the offbeat romantic comedy Silver Linings Playbook, is to play the bachelor, who must juggle a relationship with his newly discovered »

- Ben Child

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