There’s Something Called a “Motion Poster” for ‘The Words’

Bradley Cooper, recently dubbed Sexiest Man Alive by People Magazine, is starring in a movie. Big news, everyone. Famous actor is in a movie. And Entertainment Weekly, the venerable weekly magazine for people who can’t afford a subscription to Variety but still want to keep abreast of box office totals (which, let’s be honest, is the most boring part about movies) and The Hunger Games, is allllll over it. And today they’ve got what is called a "motion poster," which I think it just a flash embed that you can hover over as random words appear. 

The poster in question, of course, cannot be shared here. So I’ll tell you to go look at it, but YOU MUST COME BACK HERE, because I am not done with you. If you’re curious what The Words is actually about, here’s what EW has to say:

Just how far are you willing to go to fulfill your dreams? To fulfill the dreams of those that you love and to live up to their expectations? It’s a question at the heart of The Words, a Sundance film that stars Bradley Cooper as a frustrated New York writer who is crumbling under the realization that his best might not ever be good enough. But then, before he can contemplate the ramifications, success lands in his lap. As Balzac wrote, “Behind every great fortune there is a great crime.”

Hm, that sort of speaks TO ME. Is this blog post about a dumb poster for a Bradley Cooper movie my best work? I don’t know! Will I ever be good enough? Sooooo frustrated! Sigh. Anyway, I did make the effort to take a screenshot of this motion poster in motion (meh), and I feel like this is probably the most accurate thing I have seen today:

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Bradley Cooper Flick Marks First Big Sundance Sale

CBS has slapped down $2 million to win the bidding war that started this morning at 4am for the flick The Words starring Bradley Cooper, marking the first big sale at this year’s Sundance. A far cry from The Hangover, the plot centers around literary intrigue and actually sounds pretty good.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Cooper plays an author who makes it big when he plagiarizes a manuscript he and his wife Dora, played by Zoë Saldana, buy at a Parisian antique store. The stories original author, played by Jeremy Irons, finds out and the plot evolves from there.

It should be out next fall, but the bidding war is already giving it buzz as well as rumors that Cooper, who is tied to any actress within a 5 foot radius to him, and Saldana are dating.  The film screens as the festival’s closing-night premiere on Jan. 28 and Page Six, amongst other gossip rags, are already speculating that the couple will make their first public debut.