Bradley Cooper's Limitless may be a worldwide box office hit but the Hangover 2 star couldn't manage to wrangle the lead of The Green Lantern from Ryan Reynolds during auditions.
"Ryan and I got to know each other through testing for Green Lantern," Cooper told TF exclusively. "They tried to separate everybody [who was auditioning]. They would usher you in one room and the other guy out the other room..."
"I was like, 'is this nuts?' I didn't allow that to happen. We were emailing each other. I know his wife very well from He’s Just Not That Into You. I love him. So now we’re always looking to do something together."
The new bromance will hopefully get its onscreen outing in an untitled police 'four-hander' set in San Francisco. In the meantime, Cooper got a first look at Reynolds in action.
"He’s put [the outfit] on for me a lot," he joked. "It’s great. He comes over and he hangs out in his Green Lantern uniform."
The Hangover 2 opens on 26 May. For more on the movie see the latest issue of Total Film, out on 14 April.
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