Cooper to play Lance Armstrong?

Ben Arnold
Yahoo UK Movies News
28 January 2013

Bradley Cooper could be in line to play Lance Armstrong in JJ Abram's new biopic, according to reports.

While discussions are likely to be barely at the preliminary stage, Cooper has already expressed an interest in donning a yellow jersey and playing the disgraced cyclist.

[Related story: JJ Abrams planning Lance Armstrong movie]



“I remember Matt Damon was going to do his autobiography at one point years ago,” Cooper told the BBC last week.

“I remember thinking, that would be a great character, I'd love to play that character. I would love to do something, I think he's pretty fascinating.”

Now, despite having much on his plate with finishing 'Star Trek Into Darkness', and starting 'Star Wars VII' – not to mention 'Star Trek 3' and the next 'Mission: Impossible' – Abrams has said that the pair have been in contact about the role.

“[Cooper] sent me an email and we've been talking,” he said, tentatively.

It emerged last week, before the talk of 'Star Wars VII', that Abrams is planning the biopic of Armstrong, based on the forthcoming biography 'Cycle of Lies: The Fall of Lance Armstrong', by Juliet Macur, a New York Times reporter who has covered Armstrong for over a decade.

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