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Bradley Cooper wants to play Lance Armstrong


Bradley Cooper would play Lance Armstrong in an upcoming movie because he finds the disgraced cyclist "fascinating."

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The athlete made headlines last week after telling talk show host Oprah Winfrey he had spent years taking banned substances to help him win cycling races. Director J.J. Abrams has secured the rights to turn Armstrong's fall from grace into a new movie, and Cooper admits he would be open to playing the lead role.

He tells the BBC, "I would be interested in that. I think he's fascinating. What a fascinating character." Abrams and partners at his production company Bad Robot have bought the rights to Juliet Macur's forthcoming book" Cycle of Lies: The Fall of Lance Armstrong."

The cyclist, who spent years denying doping allegations, was stripped of his seven Tour De France titles by officials at the United States Anti-Doping Agency, and he was also ordered to return the bronze medal he won at the Sydney Olympic Games in 2000.

Jan 23, 2013 2:05PM

I won the Tour de France as many times as Lance.


He's a zero, not a hero.

Jan 23, 2013 2:31PM
Why would anyone want to watch a movie about the very same crap we've heard about and listened to the last 12 years ?      WHY ?     Hollywood will paint Armstrong as naive and abused by the ''establishment....!    Everyone's fault but the idiot liar and cheat.
Um, Captain Peachfuzz does Silver Linings Playbook ring a bell? An independent film that he's nominated for an Oscar for? He's also amazing in it and deserves the Oscar but will definitely lose to Daniel Day-Lewis.
Jan 23, 2013 11:07PM
Will he get nominated for that too?
Jan 23, 2013 9:08PM

They already made a movie about him in 1997, it is called "Liar Liar" and stared Jim Carrey. I don't hold it against him that he used something to boost his performance, because it doesn't matter if it baseball, cycling, football or whatever, the fans want the performance and what are the athletes to do? I have a problem with him lying, you can't trust a liar.

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