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    Bradley Cooper's The Words Snapped Up in Sundance Bidding War

    The Words, Bradley Cooper, Zoe Saldana Waterfall Media/Benaroya Pictures

    Bradley Cooper is on the receiving end of some serious bragging rights.

    The Words, a thriller that made its debut at Sundance Saturday morning (and stars the 37-year-old Hangover thesp), just sold to CBS Films after a "heated" bidding war that lasted until 4 a.m. on Sunday, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

    The hot commodity, written and directed by Brian Klugman and Lee Sternthal, is the first major sale of Sundance. 

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    The project, which tells the story of a young author (Cooper) who plagiarizes from a forgotten manuscript and later pays the price, was sold for about $2 million, with a $1.5 million print and advertising commitment.

    The Words also stars Cooper's on and off-screen lady love Zoe Saldana, as well as Dennis Quaid, Olivia Wilde, Ben Barnes and Jeremy Irons.

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