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Limitless“An aspiring author with writer’s block
  finds a unique way to get his book
  finished and to become wealthy, popular
  and accomplished in the terrific, tongue-
  in-cheek action thriller Limitless...

DESPERATE TO BECOME 'SOMEBODY' and to win back his girlfriend Lindy (Abbie Cornish: Bright Star; Sucker Punch), would-be Sci-Fi writer Edward Morra (Bradley Cooper: The Hangover; The A-Team) believes his luck has changed when he is offered an experimental, revolutionary and top-secret "smart" drug by his former brother-in-law and known drug dealer Vernon Gant (Johnny Whitworth: 3:10 To Yuma).

Exchanging news, Verne tells Eddie that his sister Melissa (Anna Friel: You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger; Pushing Daisies), whom Eddie married straight out of college, now has two children and a second failed marriage, despite the fact that she is undeniably clever.

Eddie reveals that he has a book contract, but finally confesses that he has "creative problems". Suffering from writer's block and neglecting himself, he cautiously accepts the tablet, NZT 48, which enables the user to access one hundred per cent of the brain instead of the normal twenty.

The pill works wonders for Eddie as the drug increases his ability to do everything. Strange things begin to happen. He has a liaison with the "nasty" young wife of his landlord and helps her with her college work before cleaning up his home and his act! This is unbelievable.

He can recall anything he has ever read, seen or heard, learn any language in a day, understand complex equations and charm everyone he meets. As long as he keeps taking the untested drug, his potential is Limitless.

Eddie now knows what he needs to do and how to do it. With every synapse crackling, everything is crystal clear; he has an unprecedented surge of concentration and words pour from his fingers. His literary agent is chasing him and before long, Lindy is back in touch. In four days he has finished the book, in another three he has learned to play the piano and he has become clever, witty and popular.

But there is always a price to pay. In order to play the stock market, Eddie borrows money from a vicious Russian gangster. After taking Wall Street by storm and making millions, his friend Kevin Doyle (Darren Goldstein) introduces him to mega-mogul Carl Van Loon (Robert De Niro: Raging Bull; Taxi Driver), who invites him to help broker the largest merger in corporate history.

Then Eddie makes a very disturbing discovery and finds he is fighting for his life, having to protect Lindy and being on the receiving end of a murder enquiry. Using the drug and benefiting from his enhanced abilities has brought Eddie to the attention of people who will do anything and everything to get his supply of NZT.

As the drug's brutal side effects begin to take their toll on him, Eddie is put in a perilous position = evading mysterious stalkers, the cold-blooded Russian gangster and the intense police investigation to track down the killer of a young woman.

The downside is that Eddie is suffering. He needs to keep hold of his diminishing supply long enough to outwit the enemies who threaten his new life, save the girl and save himself. Is there an upside? Will Eddie live to write another day? With tongue firmly in cheek, Limitless is an exciting, pulse-racing trip into a fantasy world where there is nothing you cannot do.

Limitless also features: Andrew Howard (Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen) as Gennady; Tomas Arana (The Bourne Supremacy) as Man In the Raincoat; Robert Burke as Don Pierce; Patricia Kalember as Mrs Attwood; Ned Eisenberg as Morris Brandt; T V Carpio as Valerie; and Richard Beking as Hank Attwood.

Music is by Paul Leonard-Morgan; Director of Photography is Jo Willems, SBC; Executive producers are: Tucker Tooley, Bradley Cooper and Jason Fetts; produced by Leslie Dixon (Hairspray; The Thomas Crown Affair), Scott Kroopf and Ryan Kavanaugh; Based on 2001 book The Dark Fields by Alan Glynn; Screenplay by Leslie Dixon; and Directed by Neil Burger (The Illusionist; Interview With The Assassin).

Bradley Cooper stars with Robert De Niro, Abbie Cornish and Anna Friel in Limitless, a paranoia-fuelled action thriller about an unsuccessful writer whose life is transformed by a top secret smart drug that allows him to use one hundred per cent of his brain and become a perfect version of himself.

One pill and anything is possible in the suspenseful and provocative box office smash Limitless, starring man of the moment Bradley Cooper, available to take home this summer on DVD and Blu-ray from 1 August 2011.

DVD Extras: Director's Commentary | A man Without Limits | Taking It To The Limit: The Making Of Limitless | Alternative Ending | Trailer. Packaged in a premium eye-catching 3D Lenticular O-card. Certificate: 15.

Alan Glynn's novel Limitless has been an ebook bestseller and is also available from all good bookshops.

"With tongue firmly in cheek, Limitless is an exciting, pulse-racing trip into a fantasy world where there is nothing you cannot do." — Maggie Woods, MotorBar