Bradley Cooper to Play Lance Armstrong in Biopic?

Posted Sunday January 27, 2013 3:06 PM GMT

After the shocking sit-down with Oprah Winfrey, the role of Lance Armstrong seemed like a hot ticket for most Hollywood actors.

The director who landed the chance to tell the story of the controversial cyclist, J.J. Abrams, has just confirmed that a major Hollywood player is high on the list.

Speaking to BBC News earlier this week, Bradley Cooper expressed his desire, saying, "I would be interested in [playing Armstrong]. I think he's fascinating. What a fascinating character."

Well, it seems that fascination spurred the "Silver Linings Playbook" actor to make a move, as Abrams told Entertainment Tonight, "[Cooper] sent me an email and we've been talking."

The upcoming project is based off Juliet Macur's book, "Cycle of Lies: The Fall of Lance Armstrong" and will cover over a decade of the Tour de France champion's life from his career, to cancer, to doping.

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