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As the lead in director Neil Burger’s 2011 theatrical release Limitless, Bradley Cooper gave one of his better performances.  Opposite Abbie Cornish and Robert DeNiro, Cooper played Eddie Morra, who stumbles upon a pill that allows him to use 100% of his brain functions.  This allows him to manipulate the world around him, and, as we said in our review of the film here at borg.com back in 2013, the result was a superhero movie hidden within a film marketed as a drama.

Cooper is briefly reprising his role as Morra in a television sequel series coming to CBS.  Cooper will hand off the leading role to actor Jake McDorman (Live Free or Die Hard, House, M.D.), who plays Brian Sinclair.  Like Morra, he will use these new found powers to change the world around him.

Cooper in Limitless series

Limitless co-stars Jennifer Carpenter (Dexter), Colin Salmon (Arrow, the Brosnan James Bond films, Doctor Who, Resident Evil, The Bank Job) and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio (Grimm, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves).  Check out this preview for Limitless:

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It’s probably telling that the 2011 movie Limitless was directed by Neil Burger, director of the brilliant fantasy film The Illusionist, starring Paul Giamatti.  Strangely marketed as a movie about a dead-end would-be writer that finds a way to gain intelligence by using more of his brain than the ordinary guy, Limitless is a film the studio just didn’t understand.  It is listed in various places, in reviews, in marketing lists and DVD sales notations as each of the following: fantasy, drama, science fiction, thriller, mystery, urban fantasy.  It is neither and yet it is all that.  Above all it is a superhero film.  Yesterday we reviewed the new comic book series Uncanny, and we previously reviewed the new series Dream Thief.  These are only recent examples of an ordinary guy gaining strange powers.  Bradley Cooper’s Eddie Morra gains similar extraordinary abilities in Limitless.  In the process of honing these powers, he’d fit right in with another tale of the X-Men.

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