Cooper heading for Primrose Lane?

Bradley Cooper looks set to play a crime writer in a new movie.

Warner Bros has snapped up the James Renner novel The Man From Primrose Lane, and will develop it as a star vehicle for Bradley, reported Deadline.

The Silver Linings Playbook star will play true crime writer David Neff, who is investigating the strange murder mystery of a recluse.

He finds out that things might be different to what they seem, and discovers he has a connection to a chain of serial murders.

Bradley, 38, is also expected to be a producer on the film.