The book is a true spy thriller set in 1915 when Germany, with war raging in Europe and the U.S. still neutral, decides to send their Secret Service to America to wage a covert war to keep this country from helping the Allies. The Kaiser’s spies bomb factories, sabotage ships, shoot J.P. Morgan, Jr. (a financier of the Allies), bomb the U.S. Capitol Building, and set up an anthrax lab six miles from the White House.According to Deadline, Cooper is attached to play New York Police Captain Tom Tunney, who’s credited with forming America's first Homeland Security task force to track down those German spies. So it sounds kind of like Gangster Squad, but with spy smashing. Which doesn't sound bad at all.
Feb 1, 2013
Tradecraft: Warner Bros. Options Period Spy Adventure for Bradley Cooper
Deadline reports that Warner Bros. has optioned a forthcoming non-fiction WWI-era spy book by Howard Blum called Dark Invasion as a potential star vehicle for Oscar-nominated actor Bradley Cooper (Alias). Since it covers the first modern attacks on American soil, the book is set to be published on September 11. Here's how the trade blog describes Dark Invasion: