Bradley Cooper will serve as executive producer on a drama pilot for CBS based on his hit 2011 movie Limitless. Craig Sweeney (Elementary) will pen the script, while Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci will also be behind the camera, as will Cooper's Hangover pal Todd Phillips.

Bradley CooperBradley Cooper will executive produce the new Limitless pilot for CBS

The show tells the story of Brian Sinclair, a guy who discovers the powers of the mysterious drug NZT and is coerced into using his drug-enhanced abilities to solve cases for the FBI.

The movie starred Cooper in the lead, with Abbie Cornish, and Robert De Niro in supporting roles. It grossed over $160 million on a budget of just $27 million and received generally favourable reviews from critics.

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Limitless is the third feature movie-to-TV remake this past development season, with CBS working on a Rush Hour show and Fox adapting Minority Report. Perhaps crucially, all three projects have managed to lure the original producers. 

Cooper is coming off the back of monumental success with American Sniper - which has broken box-office records for a January release. The movie is nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars while Cooper, perhaps surprisingly, was nominated for Best Actor.

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Meanwhile, CBS has also green-lit an untitled comedy project revolving around a group of friends and family at three different times in their lives. It is written by Modern Family executive producer Dan O'Shannon and Peter Warren (Happyland). O'Shannon and Bill Wrubel left their roles on Modern Family at the end of last season for high profile deals at CBS Studios and Warner Bros. TV, respectively.

Cooper will next shoot David O'Russell's comedy-drama Joy, with Jennifer Lawrence. 

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