It appears that Bradley Cooper prefers heavy drinking to playing spy on the big screen.

EW.com is reporting that the 'Hangover' star has dropped out of 'This Means War,' a spy comedy in which he was set to star opposite Reese Witherspoon. The reason: scheduling conflicts with 'The Hangover 2.'

'This Means War' has been in development at 20th Century Fox since 1998, with 'Terminator Salvation' director McG currently set to direct. The film centers around two spy colleagues whose friendship is put to the test after they fall for the same woman. It appears that Bradley Cooper prefers heavy drinking to playing spy on the big screen.

EW.com is reporting that the 'Hangover' star has dropped out of 'This Means War,' a spy comedy in which he was set to star opposite Reese Witherspoon. The reason: scheduling conflicts with 'The Hangover 2.'

'This Means War' has been in development at 20th Century Fox since 1998, with 'Terminator Salvation' director McG currently set to direct. The film centers around two spy colleagues whose friendship is put to the test after they fall for the same woman.

The film begins shooting this summer. 'The Hangover 2,' meanwhile, isn't scheduled to start until the fall, which means that, technically, Cooper could probably do both parts. However, there are now claims that Cooper also had some issues with the latest version of the script, written by 'Role Models' scribe Timothy Dowling.

'The Hangover' was one of the biggest box office phenomenons of last year, grossing over $277 million domestically, before winning a Golden Globe for Best Picture - Musical or Comedy.

Next up for Cooper is 'The A-Team,' which co-stars Liam Neeson, Sharlto Copley and Quinton "Rampage" Jackson and opens on June 11th.

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