​Bradley Cooper headed to London in "The Elephant Man"

Bradley Cooper attends "The Elephant Man" Broadway Opening Night - After Party at Gotham Hall on Dec. 7, 2014, in New York.

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Bradley Cooper is swapping Broadway for London's West End.

Producers announced Friday that a Cooper-led production of "The Elephant Man" will open in London in May.

The actor -- a three-time Academy Award nominee, most recently for "American Sniper" -- has won praise for his performance as John Merrick an extremely disfigured but indomitable man who becomes a celebrity in Victorian London.

Bernard Pomerance's play, based on a true story, has been frequently revived since its 1979 New York debut. John Hurt starred in David Lynch's 1980 film adaptation.

The current production also features Patricia Clarkson and Alessandro Nivola. It closes at New York's Booth Theatre on Feb. 21, and runs at London's Theatre Royal Haymarket from May 19 to Aug. 8.

Cooper is in the running for a best actor award at the upcoming Oscars. "American Sniper" is also up for best picture.