Bradley Cooper in Talks to Play Lance Armstrong in Upcoming Biopic

Paramount and J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot Productions picked up rights to the film earlier this month.
Bradley Cooper in Talks to Play Lance Armstrong in Upcoming Biopic
Bradley Cooper in Talks to Play Lance Armstrong in Upcoming Biopic
Bradley Cooper is in talks with director J.J. Abrams to star in an upcoming biopic of shamed cyclist Lance Armstrong.

A short time after Lance Armstrong publicly announced that he used banned performance enhancers during his career as a cyclist, Paramount Pictures and J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot Productions picked up rights to Juliet Macur's upcoming book Cycle of Lies: The Fall of Lance Armstrong.

Here is what J.J. Abrams said when asked about the actors interest in the film.

"Cooper sent me an email and we've been talking."


Bradley Cooper also commented on the role to BBC News on January 22.

"I would be interested in playing Armstrong. I think he's fascinating. What a fascinating character."


You can watch the full interview ET had with director below.



No production schedule has been released.


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Comments (8)

  1. justatadmatt

    @ROFLitschristian True. I'm sure he'll select a great eye behind the camera...

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  2. ROFLitschristian

    @justatadmatt True. Still though. Abrams won't let sh*t go through his company.

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  3. thedude-abides

    He'd play a good Lance, I just don't really care to see a movie about him.

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  4. ejk1

    This could work.

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  5. justatadmatt

    @ROFLitschristian I don't think Abrams is directing...especially with Star Wars now...he'll probably just produce it.

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  6. Replicant

    I was playing Uncharted yesterday, thinking how cool it'd be if Bradley Cooper could play Nate Drake, so imagine my excitement when I read "Bradley Cooper in talks to play..."

    But yeah, whatever, Armstrong is good too :D

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  7. ROFLitschristian

    He'll do a fantastic job, especially with Abrams behind the camera.

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