aspiring author with writers 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
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
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