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OTRC: Bradley Cooper cast in 'Guardians of the Galaxy' as a raccoon (Photo)

Bradley Cooper appears at 'The Hangover 3' premiere in Paris on May 27. 2013. / Rocket Racoon appears in a picture posted on Marvel's official website on Aug. 29, 2013. (Nicolas Genin/Abaca/startraksphoto.com / Marvel)

Bradley Cooper will be lending his voice to the new Marvel film "Guardians of the Galaxy."

Marvel confirmed on Friday, Aug. 30, that the Oscar-nominated actor will voice Rocket Raccoon in the film. "Guardians of the Galaxy" marks Cooper's first voiceover role.

The film, which also features "Parks and Recreation" star Chris Pratt, "Star Trek Into Darkness" star Zoe Saldana and Benicio del Toro, will be released on Aug. 1, 2014.

"Guardians of the Galaxy" is directed by James Gunn and follows Peter Quill/Star-Lord (Pratt) and his group of alien ex-cons. Rocket Raccoon is an intelligent anamorphic raccoon who is an expert marksman.

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