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What if a pill could make you rich and powerful? Rated PG-13: Parents Strongly Cautioned (Some Material May Be Inappropriate for Children Under 13) -- Rated PG-13 for thematic material involving a drug, violence including disturbing images, sexuality and language.
Released on:
March 18, 2011  

Previously Announced Release Dates:
March 18, 2011
January 21, 2011

Production Companies:
Relativity Media, Virgin Produced, Boy of the Year, Intermedia
Relativity Media

Status: Released

This film was Previously Known As:
"The Dark Fields"

Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro, Abbie Cornish, Andrew Howard, Anna Friel, Johnny Whitworth

Director: Neil Burger

Screenwriter: Leslie Dixon
Script: Novel Adaptation

Genre: Thriller, Action
About the film:
Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro star in Limitless, a paranoia-fueled 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 darkly comic and provocative film.

Aspiring author Eddie Morra 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 mega-mogul Carl Van Loon, 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.
Rated PG-13 for thematic material involving a drug, violence including disturbing images, sexuality and language.

Project Timeline:
Apr. 13, 2008: Project announced. Director: Neil Burger, Writer: Leslie Dixon, Cast: Shia LaBeouf, Distributor: Universal Pictures
Dec. 5, 2008: Cast: Shia LaBeouf drops out
Nov. 5, 2009: Cast: Bradley Cooper, Distributor: Rogue Pictures
Mar. 17, 2010: Cast: Abbie Cornish
Apr. 4, 2010: Cast: Anna Friel, Release Date: March 18, 2011
Jul. 7, 2010: Release Date: January 21, 2011
Aug. 12, 2011: Release Date: March 18, 2011
Box Office: Opening weekend: $18.91 mil. (2756 theaters) | No. 1 Movie at the Box Office
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