Actor Bradley Cooper will reportedly produce and potentially star in a big screen adaptation of the MACk Bolan novel series.

Movie bosses at Warner Bros. have acquired the rights to the Don Pendleton books and are hoping to develop the films with the American Hustle star as the lead, according to

The Hangover's Todd Phillips is in talks to direct the movie, while Shaft screenwriter Shane Salerno will pen the script for the film, which will centre on an anti-terrorist operative who saves innocent lives in various missions.

The project has been in the works for several years with Burt Reynolds, Clint Eastwood and Sylvester Stallone all eyeing the production.