The Captain America: The First Avenger star is likely to join Colin Farrell and Noomi Rapace in the action thriller, reports Variety.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo director Niels Arden Oplev's upcoming movie centres around two people trapped in a web of vengeance.
Farrell will play Victor, the lieutenant of a New York City crime lord who is blackmailed by Rapace's Beatrice, a victim of crime seeking revenge.
Cooper was recently attached to Motor City, until scheduling conflicts forced him to abandon the role.
Gerard Butler has since been linked with the Albert Hughes thriller.
Cooper has stepped in to replace Clive Owen in Cities and will next be seen in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, which debuts on June 22 in the US and August 2 in the UK.
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