Bradley Cooper is slipping on a pair of bell-bottoms and cozying up to cannabis to portray famed hairdresser turned movie producer Jon Peters in his next film.
Cooper, who has been spotted wearing ’70s attire and a shaggy wig in Los Angeles while working on Paul Thomas Anderson’s untitled new project, is believed to be telling the eventful story of Peters, according to OK Magazine. Now living a mostly reclusive life, Peters was a hairdresser to the stars who was introduced to Barbara Streisand in 1973. He soon progressed from styling Streisand’s hair to dating and producing the actor’s films, such as 1976’s A Star is Born.
His meteoric rise led him to the top of Columbia pictures where he launched the Batman franchise (and relaunched Superman) before his fortunes stalled in the 1990s, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
In recent years, Peters produced 2017’s reboot of A Star is Born, starring Lady Gaga and Cooper, and spent time investing his still considerable fortune into the cannabis industry — including US$10-million in Neptune Wellness Solutions Inc., a Canadian cannabis extraction company.
“Something about marijuana makes me talkative and communicative and present, and without it I get very quiet and watch movies and I’m kind of distracted,” he told THR.
After investing in two pot groves of his own seven years ago, he probably doesn’t have that issue much anymore. “It’s exploding,” he said. “We’re looking to open a couple of stores every couple of years.”
Fortunately for Cooper, there will be no shortage of quality material for filmmakers when it comes to Peters, who was also married to Pamela Anderson for just 12 days earlier this year. The two dated for the first time 30 years ago, according to Page Six.
“Needless to say that when she texted me that she wanted to get married, it was kind of a dream come true even though I was engaged to someone else and the lady was moving in,’’ Peters said. “I dropped everything for Pam. She had almost $200,000 in bills and no way to pay it so I paid it and this is the thanks I get.
“There’s no fool like an old fool.”
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