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It's a real shame, but Dominic Cooper is almost assuredly going to be robbed of an Oscar nomination for his dual performance in The Devil's Double. Between the movie being released in August and only making a little over $1 million at the domestic box office, the Academy will probably look over it in favor or more populist or Oscar-bait-y fare. Fortunately that doesn't mean Cooper will be overlooked by Hollywood as a whole and is close to landing a new part that proves that.
According to Variety, Dominic Cooper is now in talks to star in Motor City, the new film from director Albert Hughes and producer Joel Silver. The movie is about a man who is released after spending time in prison and goes on a mission of revenge, hunting down the people that framed him for a crime he didn't commit. The trade's sources say that it was Cooper's turn in The Devil's Double that led to Silver offering the actor the part.
In addition to the Lee Tamahori film, the young British star played Howard Stark in Captain America: The First Avenger and will appear later this year in Simon Curtis' My Week With Marilyn as Milton Greene. Cooper has also completed filming on Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, the Timur Bekmambetov film adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith's novel, which is set to be released next summer.
At only 33 years old, Cooper has a bright future in front of him. He may not carry home a gold statue next February, but someone will always notice a phenomenal performance.