PARIS: Bradley Cooper is set to brush up on his cookery skills to play a troubled chef in a new movie. The Hangover star has signed up for the lead role in Chef, playing a hot new cook based in Paris, France, who blows his blossoming career with a drug habit before attempting to rebuild his life sober. Cooper will be directed by John Wells and the script has been penned by Eastern Promises screenwriter Steven Knight, according to He recently dropped out of Natalie Portman Western Jane Got A Gun.–WO