Bradley Cooper to Produce & May Star in Lance Armstrong Film at WB
by Ethan Anderton
August 16, 2013
Earlier this year, when Paramount Pictures and Bad Robot had a biopic on fallen cycling star Lance Armstrong announced, it didn't take long for rumors to swirl that Oscar nominated actor Bradley Cooper was already in talks to play the once popular athlete. However, the actor denied the claims, whether or not they were true. In an interesting twist though, Deadline has word that Cooper has headed to Warner Bros. to produce and potentially star in their Armstrong film, with Game Change director Jay Roach telling the story from the point of view of Armstrong's team, specifically teammate Tyler Hamilton. Read on!
You might remember that Deadline also recently reported that Ben Foster (Rampart, Contraband) in final talks to play the former cycling icon in the film written by Stephen Frears (The Queen, Frost/Nixon). So that's three Lance Armstrong movies in the works now, which seems a little excessive. This one with Cooper producing and starring for director Jay Roach is currently titled Red Blood American, and Cooper might not even play Armstrong. Deadline says he's "looking to play one of the two major roles" and he might end up playing Hamilton in the film. He could play either since his features are similar to the cyclists who don't look remarkably different. Stay tuned to see how this all shakes out.