Bradley Cooper In Talks To Play Lance Armstrong In Biopic

Movies & TV

| January 28, 2013 - 2:48 pm

After expressing a huge interest in portraying disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong, director J.J. Abram dishes a scoop about his involvement in the upcoming biopic about the athlete. Entertainment Tonight was on had at the Producers Guild Awards in Los Angeles when they cornered the newly christened Star Wars director on the red carpet. When Christina McLarty asked about BC’s interest in tackling the part, Abrams told ET, “[Cooper] sent me an email and we’ve been talking.” Just last week the talented thespian told BBC News, “I would be interested in [playing Armstrong]. I think he’s fascinating. What a fascinating character.” Indeed. The former Tour de France road racer admitted in mid-January that he was doping during all seven of his wins. Cycle of Lies: The Fall of Lance Armstrong immediately after the revelation was made public. Juliet Macur, the author, is a sports reporter from The New York Times and has covered Armstrong over the span of a decade throughout his struggles with cancers, years of doping allegations and ensuing lawsuits. We will keep you posted with more as this story continues to develop. Props: ET