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Bradley Cooper signs on for 'Elephant Man' play
2012-04-17
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This summer, Bradley Cooper is going to go from Sexiest Man to The Elephant Man."According to the Hollywood Reporter, Cooper who was tapped last year as People magazines Sexiest Man Alive will transform himself into the gruesome character for the stage.

The production, which also stars Patricia Clarkson, will run from July 25 through August 5 at the Williamstown Theatre Festival.

The Elephant Man is about a severely deformed man named Joseph Merrick who became a famous figure in London society, and Cooper reportedly played the part as part of his senior thesis at the Actors Studio Drama School.

A 1980 film chronicling Merricks real-life story, starring John Hurt, Anthony Hopkins and Anne Bancroft, picked up eight Academy Award nominations - including one for best picture - following its release

Source CNN.com