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Bradley Cooper Will Star in The Elephant Man on Broadway

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 08:  Actor Bradley Cooper attends the "American Hustle" screening at Ziegfeld Theater on December 8, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images)

Bradley Cooper will soon be trading in his Hustle perm, taking on the lead role as Joseph Merrick in the Bernard Pomerance play The Elephant Man — a role that he played previously in last year's Williamstown Theatre Festival. Vulture previously reported that Cooper took a role in Cameron Crowe's still-untitled next film so that recently EGOT'd producer Scott Rudin would help Cooper take Elephant Man to Broadway. Guess their partnership is final, because Cooper's Elephant Man will be the second revival of the play, after Billy Crudup played the lead role in a 2002 production (that also earned him a Tony nomination). Is Cooper also after the illustrious EGOT? Coming soon: Bradley Cooper books a guest appearance on The Good Wife.

Photo: Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images