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Bradley Cooper to reprise gay role in TV sequel to Wet Hot American Summer

Bradley Cooper to reprise gay role in TV sequel to Wet Hot American Summer

When the summer camp comedy Wet Hot American Summer was released in theaters in 2001, it came and went without creating so much as a blip at the box office.

But in the years since, it has become a cult hit and much of that has to do with the fact that it starred many unknowns who have gone on to become big stars: Bradley Cooper, Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler and Elizabeth Banks, among others.

Netflix, which is behind such buzz-worthy shows as Orange is the New Black and House of Cards, has sealed a deal to make a sequel to the film in the form of a limited eight-episode series, reports Deadline Hollywood.

Cooper, Poehler, Rudd and Banks are all slated to reprise their roles along with other original cast members that include Christopher Meloni, Janeane Garofalo, David Hyde Pierce, Michael Ian Black, Marisa Ryan, Molly Shannon, Michael Showalter and Kevin Sussman.

The film takes place during the last day at a fictional Jewish summer camp in 1981. It was written by David Wain and Michael Showalter and directed by Wain. The duo have created the limited-run series with Wain again directing.

In the film, Cooper had a memorable sex scene with Black that took place in a tool shed. Both men wore white tube socks throughout (see video below).

Cooper said of the scene in a 2011 interview: ‘I remember saying, "What if we wear tube socks, and I’ll go up on the wall, and you’ll come from behind me." And I said in the scene, "Say my name," and Michael says, "Ben!" And I say, "No! Say my Christian name," and he whispers, "Benjamin," and that’s when I came.’