The Words, Bradley Cooper, Zoe Saldana

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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. 

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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