Bradley Cooper to play 'Elephant Man'

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    UNDATED (CNN) -- Bradley Cooper is leaving his Sexiest Man Alive image to play a gruesome character.

    According to the Hollywood Reporter, Cooper has signed on to be the "Elephant Man" on stage.

    The performance will be at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in Western Massachusetts this summer.

    "The Elephant Man" is about a severely deformed man named Joseph Merrick who became a famous figure in London society.

    This might not be Cooper's first time playing Merrick. He reportedly performed the role at the Actors Studio Drama School.

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