Bradley Cooper stars with Robert De Niro, Abbie Cornish and Anna Friel in Limitless, the paranoia-fuelled action thriller about an unsuccessful writer whose life is transformed by a top-secret "smart drug" that allows him to use 100% of his brain and become a perfect version of himself. His enhanced abilities soon attract shadowy forces that threaten his new life in this suspenseful and provocative film.
Aspiring author Eddie Morra (Cooper) is suffering from chronic writer's block, but his life changes instantly when an old friend introduces him to NZT, a revolutionary new pharmaceutical that allows him to tap his full potential. With every synapse crackling, Eddie can recall everything he has ever read, seen or heard, learn any language in a day, comprehend complex equations and beguile anyone he meets-as long as he keeps taking the untested drug.
Soon Eddie takes Wall Street by storm, parlaying a small stake into millions. His accomplishments catch the eye of megamogul Carl Van Loon (De Niro), who invites him to help broker the largest merger in corporate history. But they also bring Eddie to the attention of people willing to do anything to get their hands on his stash of NZT. With his life in jeopardy and the drug's brutal side effects taking their toll, Eddie dodges mysterious stalkers, a vicious gangster and an intense police investigation as he attempts to hang on to his dwindling supply long enough to outwit his enemies.
Limitless is directed by Neil Burger (The Illusionist, Interview with the Assassin) and written by Leslie Dixon (Hairspray, The Thomas Crown Affair), based on the novel Limitless (originally The Dark Fields) by Alan Glynn. Limitless stars Bradley Cooper (The Hangover, The A-Team), Oscar® winner Robert De Niro (Raging Bull, Taxi Driver), Abbie Cornish (Bright Star, Sucker Punch) Anna Friel (You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, Pushing Daisies), Andrew Howard (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen), Johnny Whitworth (3:10 to Yuma) and Thomas Arana (The Bourne Supremacy).
Limitless is released on DVD and Blu-Ray from Momentum Pictures Home Entertainment on 1st August 2011.
- Director's commentary
- Alternate ending
- Taking it to the Limit: The Making of Limitless
- A Man Without Limits
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