Bradley Cooper To Become The Elephant Man
Posted on Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:10 AM PDT

bcooper040110_01_200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (x17online) - Bradley Cooper looks to solidify his acting chops as the Hollywood heartthrob will play The Elephant Man on stage.

Cooper will portray John Merrick, the deformed medical curiosity from Bernard Pomerance's famous 1977 play, at the Williamstown Theater Festival in Massachusetts this summer. The actor previously played the part for his senior thesis while attending the Actors Studio Drama School.

The production will also co-star Academy Award nominee Patricia Clarkson (Shutter Island) and will be directed by Scott Ellis during its run from July 25-August 5.