AfterElton Fantasy Casting: Who should steal Bradley Cooper’s heart in “Valentine’s Day”?

Alias star Bradley Cooper, who’s made memorable appearances in Nip/Tuck and starred in the short-lived Kitchen Confidential (and also is rumored to be the favorite for the title role in the big-screen Green Lantern) will co-star in the Garry Marshall-directed ensemble romantic comedy Valentine’s Day:

Julia Roberts, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Alba, Jessica Biel, Jennifer Garner, Shirley MacLaine, Bradley Cooper and Ashton Kutcher are in final negotiations to star in the movie, which has five slightly interconnecting stories playing out during a Valentine’s Day in Los Angeles.

Roberts is an army officer on leave from Iraq on a flight to L.A. Cooper, on the same flight, is a gay man whose lover is a closeted football player.

Okay, while we all try to wipe the incomprehensible sentence “Roberts is an army officer on leave from Iraq” from our minds, let’s ponder who should play the as-yet-uncast role of Bradley’s closeted football player lover…

Butters, Shemar Moore

My two choices are a bit out-there, but appropriate. Shemar Moore has pretty much flown under my radar (I’ve never seen his two biggest roles, in Criminal Minds and The Young & The Restless), but his appearance on The 2009 AfterElton Hot 100: Men Of Color list certainly made me take notice.

And what can I say, I’d love to see Billy (Butters) Magnussen in something other than the dull romantic triangle they have him trapped in on As The World Turns.

My other top choices would be Cheyenne Jackson and Wilson Cruz (he’d be perfect now that’s he’s buffed up). Who would be your fantasy pick? Feel free to go as far “outside the box” as you wish!

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