Bradley Cooper Denies J.J. Abrams Talks for Lance Armstrong Film
For the past couple days, a rumor has been swirling that Bradley Cooper was already in talks with producer J.J. Abrams to star in the film about Lance Armstrong that surfaced last week after the famed cyclist sat down with Oprah Winfrey and admitted to doping in an effort to help win Tour de France titles. However, last night the Silver Linings Playbook star was at the SAG Awards (see all the winners right here), and when Access Hollywood asked him about those rumors, he responded with a surprised but quick, "Oh my god, that's so nuts!" He also went on to say, " I didn’t even know that J.J. has the rights, I had no idea."
However, this rumor all started when Entertainment Tonight talked to J.J. Abrams and the producer said, "[Cooper] sent me an email and we've been talking." So someone has to be lying, and it sounds like it might be Cooper. After all, the actor did publicly express interest in playing Armstrong in an interview with BBC News, so the talk of him taking the role couldn't have been all that shocking. Maybe Cooper was trying to keep things secret so he stays in Abrams' good graces. After all, the filmmaker did deny directing the new Star Wars only to be announced as the director of Episode VII, so anything can happen. Thoughts?