Bradley Cooper to play Lance Armstrong?

News Simon Brew 28 Jan 2013 - 06:56
Bradley Cooper

JJ Abrams' Bad Robot company continues to develop a Lance Armstrong film, which has attracted the interest of Bradley Cooper...

A film on JJ Abrams' production slate that doesn't involve the worlds of Star Trek and Star Wars is the planned biopic of shamed cyclist Lance Armstrong. It's a project that Abrams is unlikely to direct, but looks like he might produce. And it looks like it's a project that's caught the eye of one Bradley Cooper.

Chatting to the BBC last week (yep, we're a little bit late with this one), the Oscar-nominated actor, when asked about appearing in a film about Armstrong's life, said that "I would be interested in that. I think he's fascinating. What a fascinating character".

Fascinating is certainly one word to describe Lance Armstrong, but we figure you don't come to this site to hear us ranting about figures such as him. Rest assured that we could though.

The planned Armstrong movie, which Abrams' Bad Robot company is developing, will be based around the incoming book Cycle Of Lies: The Fall Of Lance Armstrong, by Juliet Macur (the book is due out in June). There's no timescale for the movie that we know of, but we'd imagine they'd want to get this one moving quickly if they can.

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