Actor Bradley Cooper stars in Dax Shepard's new film "Hit & Run" and the actor talked about working with his friend on the film, who he described as "a talented filmmaker."
When asked at the film's premiere earlier this month if the film turned out well because of the chemistry of the cast, Cooper told us, "I think it's because he wrote a great script with great characters and then on top of that he got his friends together to do it."
"I think at his core, he's a talented filmmaker," the 37-year-old added. "'Cause you can get your buddies together and have a great time and make a not make a very good anything. So it's really because of him that he wrote such a great script and he had a vision for how to tell it."
Shepard plays a former getaway driver named Charlie Bronson who jeopardizes his Witness Protection Plan identity in order to help his girlfriend (Kristen Bell) get to Los Angeles. A U.S. Marshal and Charlie's former gang, including Cooper's character, a friend who went to jail because of Bronson, chase them on the road.
Shepard wrote the film and co-directed the movie with David Palmer. The movie also stars Kristin Chenoweth, Beau Bridges, Michael Rosenbaum and Tom Arnold. Shepard, Cooper and Arnold worked together on Shepard's 2010 mockumentary "Brother's Justice."
The actor described "Hit & Run" as, "a road-movie-rom-com-screwball-comedy-dark-drama."
Cooper joked that working with Bell and Shepard, who have been engaged since 2010, was "a nightmare."
He later added that audiences will really like "[Shepard and Bell's] relationship, which is amazing in the movie, and I think the car chases and I think the jokes are funny. Tom Arnold is great."
"Hit & Run" hit theaters on August 22. Check out the trailer below.