The inevitable Lance Armstrong biopic already has an interested star: Bradley Cooper.
The Oscar-nominated "Silver Linings Playbook" actor told BBC News that he "would be interested" in portraying Armstrong on film.
According to Deadline, a film of that nature is already in the works. The site reported last week that Paramount Pictures and Bad Robot's J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk purchased movie rights to a book proposal about the cyclist's rise to heroic status and his subsequent fall from grace.
Cooper hasn't had any talks about taking on such a role, but if the production ever came calling for the 38-year-old actor, he's certainly game.
"I think he's fascinating. What a fascinating character," Cooper told the BBC. "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."
What do you think - would Cooper be your pick to play Armstrong on the big screen?
I think he will do a good portrayal of Lance Armstrong. Too bad Lance has denied using the substance but not it made it even worse for him. He could have received some support if earlier on he had admitted to it. The doctor who has been providing him with the drugs needs to be liable also. Since the doctor doped him that doctor should lose his license.
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oglet says: January 17, 2013 at 7:15 pm
After the disgrace of Armstrong admitting he took drugs and cheated, should all astronauts now have to face regular drug tests? Also, are astronauts good at cycling...
bradley cooper is soooooo cute.
I think it's gotta be Matthew McConaughey
I THINKS ARNOLD SCHWARZROIDER SHOULD PLAY LANCE ROID-STRONG. DONT WORRY ABOUT LANCE, HE'LL BE BACK!
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wanna see the football play-keep moving
robert downey jr. is my favorite actor. bradley-it would be fun seeing him play lance.
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Mark-Paul Gosselaar would be perfect for this role. He competes as a Cyclist on a national level. Plus he has the right body type and look.
No. The movie would require acting and cooper is essentially the same character always.
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she went in....
he's the one from the elvis video right?
Christian Bale's a better choice.
And I'm open to not watching this garbage.
Glorifying cheaters and liers!!!. what a messed up culture we have !!!
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He was quoted in another magazine, "I love the idea of playing Lance so much. I'd give my left nut to take on the role."
Oh, he wants to play Lance? It sounds dirty to me.... I want to WATCH.
I love how Cooper keeps referring to Armstrong as a "character" like he's from a cartoon or something.
I think former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich would be a better choice. He too is a narcissist. He and Lance could collaborate in prison.
Bradley Cooper sucks. Tired of seeing his fat, overly-confident face.
I think he's lying.
i hope Lance will not be making profits off this movie if it is made.
I think a lot of people would like to play with Bradley Cooper's Lance.
I think he would be great in the part. He even looks the part. My only concern is that the movie doesnt paint Lance as a victim especially with his Cancer DX. As difficult as that was to go throught it did not build character instead he marketed his sympathy for his own benefit. I also hope they touch on his marriage and how his wife stood by his side with two little children and how he dumped her for the limelight. Even before I found out about the doping I though he was a jerk!
spot on! Why even make a movie? Let's put Lance on the back burner of history, or use his life as a morality lesson for children. Lying liar, that's what Lance is.
He deserves no lasting credit to his 'career.'
It'll be just like that one time when fat jesus gave you a roofie in vegas.
@Copy and Paste – LMAO!!!
I wonder if Lance is fascinating.
Hilarious comment is hilarious.
How about Robert Downey Jr, he has plenty of doping experience to draw on for the role.
That joke's about ten years too old to use anymore. But thanks for playing.
Cooper has two balls, so no he won't be good. Elijah Wood is smaller and probably only carrying one is his gym shorts. He's a better choice.
Your comments are vile. I doubt you would make similar jokes about someone who had a mastectomy. You clearly have no idea what the reality of testicular cancer is like.
I think you rustled Jimmy's jimmies.
May you be so blessed as to never endure the curse of cancer.
Lighten up Jimmy....Lance's own coffee shop is named Juan Pelota. If Lance is ok with it, so should you.
"I think he's fascinating. What a fascinating character," Cooper told the BBC. "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 there is guy who has a command on words.
I thunk he will do awesome during the Super Bowl half time show. He is a tremendous singer. We saw him last April with Bobby Sherman. Those two can sing.
I loved when this guy was on Webster. He did a great job pretending to be the little black kid named Webster. He is a great actor. Even better than Lindsey Lohan.
I'm very new to these blogs and have only posted here a few times. They seem interesting. I don't love that strange lady on AI though. Nicki Minaj or something. I hope that other lady slaps her good.
Me too. I hope Randy and that other lady smack the rapper clown lady up side o the noggin. That would be worth watching.
Mariah Carrey of something. She's the one that needs to fuss out the clown rapper Minaj.
I like nicki more then mariah. and i dont like nicki.
thank you for tuning in and good night.
This is the silliest blog I ever read. I love the jokes on here. Lance Armlimp jokes are always pleasant.
Just the thought of that makes me hungry. Time to try eating my own poop.
That is disgusting, fecal matter digestion is a leader source of death in the thirds world. Yopu should never promote the digestion of fecal matter- -it is truly dangerous!
Come closer so I can drop a big steaming one on your head.
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