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Bradley Cooper in talks to play Lance Armstrong

Bradley Cooper in talks to play Lance Armstrong

Jan 27 2013, 5:25pm CST | by

Bradley Cooper has begun talks to play Lance Armstrong. The Oscar nominated 'Silver Linings Playbook' star - who previously expressed his desire to portray the "fascinating" disgraced cyclist after...

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Bradley Cooper in talks to play Lance Armstrong

Jan 27 2013, 5:25pm CST | by

Bradley Cooper has begun talks to play Lance Armstrong.

The Oscar nominated 'Silver Linings Playbook' star - who previously expressed his desire to portray the "fascinating" disgraced cyclist after he was stripped of his titles between 1999 and 2005 when it emerged he had taken performance-enhancing drugs - has formally approached J.J. Abrams' about starring in his upcoming biopic about Lance's rise and fall from grace.

J.J. confirmed that he is considering the 38-year-old star for the role after he reached out to him via email.

He told Entertainment Tonight at the Producer's Guild of America Awards in Los Angeles on Saturday (01.26.13): "[Cooper] sent me an email and we've been talking."

News that the actor is now in line for the role, comes just days after Bradley admitted in an interview: "I would be interested in [playing Armstrong]. I think he's fascinating. What a fascinating character. I remember Matt Damon was going to do his autobiography at one point years ago.

"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."

'Star Trek' helmer J.J. and his Paramount Pictures partner Bryan Burk recently snapped up the screen rights for 'Cycle of Lies: The Fall of Lance Armstrong', a new book by New York Times sportswriter Juliet Macur, who has covered the drugs cheat for over a decade.

Matt Damon and Matthew McConaughey are allegedly hot contenders to play the infamous cyclist in the Bad Robot project.

Sony Pictures were previously lining up Jake Gyllenhaal to play Armstrong, but dropped their film proposal when the seven-time Tour de France winner's reputation was damaged.

Source: Bang Showbiz

 
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Vincenzo Nibali Set For Tour De France Victory

Jul 26 2014 1:13pm CDT | Source: WNYC Music

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It's all over but Sunday's ride down the Champs-Elysees: Italian cyclist Vincenzo Nibali has locked up an unassailable lead in the 2014 Tour de France. Nibali, 29, is poised to take his first title in cycling's premier event and will become the first Italian to wear the yellow jersey on the final stage from Evry to Paris since Marco Pantani in 1998. Astana Pro Team and Nibali, Cycling Weekly says, "relinquished the lead to Frenchman Tony Gallopin for j ...
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Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper's Serena updates (and other news) at CineEurope!

Jun 17 2014 3:13pm CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

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Pour la 1ere fois un Studio européen participe à CineEurope à Barcelone. Présentation à 10h30 devant 2000 exploitants pic.twitter.com/AjWdEeqfG8— Fred Monnereau (@FredMonnereau) junio 17, 2014BARCELONA – StudioCanal, the European film distribution and production giant owned by France's Vivendi, on Tuesday presented here at CineEurope for the first time in the company's and the event's history armed with first footage of Stephen Frears’ untitled ...
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Kate Hudson on plastic surgery: ‘Will everybody stop being so judgmental?’

Jun 10 2014 9:00am CDT | Source: Celebitchy.com

Kate Hudson Visits "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon"
Kate Hudson covers the July issue of InStyle. I saw this cover and immediately thought it looked nothing like Kate. This totally looks like her body, but there’s a lot of photoshop above the shoulders. Airbrushing happens to almost every celebrity or model, but it never stops looking unreal. Which is a shame because Kate has such a natural prettiness. Kate’s wearing a Michael Kors bikini with a matching silk top. She gets a little defensive in this interview. Ma ...
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