From The Hangover to …. the Elephant Man?
Yes, believe it. Bradley Cooper is taking a break from Hollywood and sharpening his acting chops at the Williamstown Theatre in Massachusetts where he'll play Joseph Merrick, a man suffering from an array of physical deformities.
The Elephant Man outlines Joseph's life in 19th century London where he's discovered and eventually ends up in a freak show traveling exhibition. The Elephant Man suffered from a list of maladies, including "thick, lumpy skin", swollen lips, different size arms and legs, enlarged feet, a bad hip that left him lame and an abnormal head shape.
The stage show will use no makeup or effects, which means Bradley must mime the deformities using facial expressions and body movements.
Those hoping to purchase tickets, better luck next time, the Coop's stage debut is sold out until the show's end on August 5.