Warner Bros. has finally found some talent to attach to “Red Blooded American,” their biopic on Lance Armstrong.
Deadline reports that Bradley Cooper is in talks to board the film about the disgraced seven-time Tour de Force champ as a producer and is looking to play one of the film’s two major roles. One is Armstrong, while the other is Tyler Hamilton, Armstrong’s former teammate who came forward and spoke openly about the athlete’s doping in a “60 Minutes” segment.
Warner Bros., along with Atlas Entertainment and director Jay Roach, intends to fast track the film into production, as it is one of three currently in the works. Working Title has an Armstrong biopic in the works with Ben Foster to star that could begin filming as quickly as the fall, while Paramount Pictures has teamed with JJ Abrams to develop a film based on “Cycle of Lies: The Fall of Lance Armstrong,” a book by New York Times sportswriter Juliet Macur. The Paramount-Abrams project once sparked rumors of Cooper starring in that film, however, Cooper refuted them at the time.
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