Bradley Cooper may have lost out on playing Green Lantern to Ryan Reynolds but he is stepping into another iconic hero role when he plays Lt. Templeton ‘Faceman’ Peck in next summer’s big-screen remake of The A-Team.
If you recall the original 80s TV show, you’ll know Dirk Benedict played Faceman back then – and he will have a cameo in the new movie.
Meanwhile, Cooper, 34, was this year in hit comedy The Hangover, which comes out on DVD and Blu-ray in the UK on Monday, December 7.
And to mark the release, a Hangover-themed party bus is touring the UK searching for the wildest confession of a night out and the most outrageous city. The tour includes two stops in nearby Birmingham.
The Hangover Bus will be packed with hangover cures, from the usual classics like water and energy drinks to the more unusual and underrated. It will be looked after by what’s described as “sexy ladies giving out hangover kits which include Lynx goodies, an eye mask, toothbrush and toothpaste, mints, refreshing wipes and discount vouchers for the Blu-ray or DVD.”
For your chance to go into the interactive confessions booth and share your party stories, you can board the bus at the following locations on these dates:
• December 4, 13.30-16.00, Victoria Gardens, Victoria Gardens, Headrow, Leeds LS1 3AH, Leeds
• December 4, 18.00-21.00, The Great Northern, 235 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 4EN
• December 5, 12.30-14.50, DW Stadium, Loire Drive, Robin Park, Wigan. WN5 0UH
• December 5, 17.40-19.00, National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, B40 1NT
• December 6, 11.00-14.50, Centenary Square, Broad Street, Birmingham, BD1 9SF
• December 6, 18.00-20.00, Wembley Arena, Arena Square, Engineers Way, London, HA9 0DH
• December 7, 16.30-20.00, Westfield Shopping Centre, London, W12 7SL
The tour leads up to the DVD and Blu-ray hitting the shops and, to recap on what it’s all about, The Hangover follows four friends who embark on the ultimate stag party in the bright lights of Las Vegas – the so-called city of sin. Starring alongside Cooper are Ed Helms (The Office, Family Guy) Zach Galifinankis, (What Happened in Vegas) and Justin Bartha (The Rebound).
Doug (Bartha) embarks on his Las Vegas bachelor party with best buddies Stu (Helms), Phil (Cooper) and his slightly disturbed, soon-to-be, brother-in-law Alan (Galifinankis), but it all gets out of control and leads to a night they wish they could remember. Supporting cast members include Heather Graham (Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Boogie Nights) and the legendary Mike Tyson.
The Blu-ray features additional content not available on the standard DVD.
The DVD includes: theatrical version of the film; Map of Destruction (15min) where you can retrace every step the guys took during their fate-filled evening and see the real locations, learn about Las Vegas and see the filming that took place there; Three Best Friends Song (1min 52secs) – Cooper, Helms and Galifianakis freestyle their own song; and Gag Reel (8min 43secs).
The Blu-ray includes the theatrical version and an additional extended version, as well as a digital copy; Behind the Story picture-in-picture commentary on the theatrical version featuring Cooper, Galifianakis, Helms and director Todd Phillips; Map of Destruction; The Madness of Ken Jeong (7min 38secs) – Ken Jeong’s non-stop comedy improvisation; Action Mash-Up (30secs) – Compilation of all the physical comedy from the film; Three Best Friends Song; Gag Reel; More Pictures from the Missing Camera (100 Stills); BD-LIVE (Media Center, My Commentary & LCS); Exclusive Iron Mike Online Teaser (1min 40secs) – The Champs’ rendition of In the Air Tonight; Exclusive with The Dan Band (5min) – see and hear the extended cuts of two of the Dan Band performances at the wedding; Exclusive Cursing Mash-Up (51sec) – compilation of all the cursing from the film.