Bradley Cooper's acting career is going uphill after critics praised his role in the romantic comedy-drama film, "Silver Linings Playbook," and it brought him his first Academy Award nomination. Now the 38-year-old actor wants to play the role of disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong in an upcoming movie.
On Jan. 24, Contra Costa Times reported that Bradley gave the following statement about the possibility of embodying the role of Lance Armstrong, who recently confessed to having doped to win seven Tours de France,
"I would be interested in that (playing Armstrong)," Cooper told BBC News. "I think he's fascinating. What a fascinating character."
Last week, director and producer JJ Abrams reported his plans of a biopic about Armstrong and Bradley. As a basis, the production will use the book "Cycle Of Lies: The Fall Of Lance Armstrong", which is written by sports journalist of the "New York Times," Juliet Macur.
Last week in an interview, Armstrong admitted to Oprah Winfrey that he consumed illegal substances to achieve the performance and successes he had in his career.
In the meantime, fans may have to wait a while to see the portrayal of Bradley Cooper as Lance because Paramount Pictures has not even announced a cast yet.