Bradley Cooper to produce Limitless TV series

The original writer, director and star of the 2011 big-screen pharmaceutical thriller are all set to work on the series

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Fans looking for another dose of Limitless, the 2011 thriller starring Bradley Cooper, are in luck. The star is going to produce a TV series sequel.

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The bad news is that Cooper won’t appear on camera. Instead the role of Brian Sinclair, a frustrated writer who becomes superintelligent after taking the mysterious drug NZT, will be played by an as yet unnamed actor. The Hollywood Reporter claim American network CBS has made a sizeable commitment to the TV series, with a pilot to be made by original director Neil Burger. Leslie Dixon, the film’s writer, will also serve as an executive producer.

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It’s the first film from Cooper’s production company Relativity, and will continue the drug-addled story of the movie. Based on the novel The Dark Fields by Alan Glynn, Limitless made over $160 million worldwide in 2011. The TV series will join a raft of movies downsizing for the small screen, including Resident Evil  and the the Tom Hanks classic Big.