Ever since The Hangover became a smash hit, Bradley Cooper has been a busy guy. So much so that he’s often rumored to be starring in far more movies than he’d ever actually be able to fit in his schedule. One rumor seems to keep hanging around though—that’s he’s going to star in a biopic of famed and then shamed cycling legend Lance Armstrong.
Originally the rumor was that he could star in a project that JJ Abrams and his people were putting together based on Juliet Macur’s book, “Cycle of Lies: The Fall of Lance Armstrong,” but even though that project is still in some stage of development, and even though there’s yet another Armstrong biopic being put together over at Working Title that’s set to star Ben Foster, the new news about Cooper possibly taking on the role comes in the form of a third biopic that’s now said to be in development as well. It’s official: we’re knee deep in Lance Armstrong.
Deadline is reporting that Warner Bros. and Jay Roach are the latest people to throw their hats into the Armstrong biopic ring. They’re developing a film that’s currently going by the name Red Blooded American, and rumor has it that none other than Bradley Cooper is currently in talks to join the project as a producer, and probably as an actor as well. The thought is that Roach and his people are looking to slide Cooper into one of two starring roles, either that of Lance Armstrong, or of former Armstrong teammate Tyler Hamilton, who’s the guy who first blew the whistle that Armstrong was on the gas.
Hamilton’s accusations were initially denied by Armstrong, who allegedly then put his former teammate through a series of personal attacks, so it’s likely that Warner Bros. is going to be looking for two name actors to go head to head against each other in this one. Do you think Cooper will end up playing Armstrong or Hamilton? And what other star out there is likely to be brought on to act as his foil? Is it too close to production time to get Zach Galifianakis into racing shape?