Jay Roach, the director is working alongside Warner Bros. and Atlas Entertainment in order to make a feature film about bicyclist Lance Armstrong. Armstrong, of course, was disgraced after finally admitting that he had been doping during his time when he won the Tour de France 7 times. Bradley Cooper is now in talks to produce and play one of the starring roles, although it is not clear yet whether he will play Armstrong or his former teammate, Tyler Hamilton. Hamilton was a part of Armstrong's inner circle and was the one who came forward, telling what he saw Armstrong do during a segment on "60 Minutes." Armstrong had attacked him for what he did, after being accused of doping, but had denied it up until that point.
The new film coming from Warner Bros. productions is set to have a script written by Scott Z. Burns, the man behind "Side Effects," the recent thriller starring Channing Tatum and Rooney Mara. Cooper, coming off of the success he enjoyed from "Silver Linings Playbook," is set to appear in David O. Russell's ensemble film "American Hustle" coming out later this year. After that, he will appear in a new Cameron Crowe project that is still untitled and be ready to get going on this new Lance Armstrong project. The real question is, why is Hollywood so interested in the story of Lance Armstrong? It seems like the story just happened and it is certainly fresh in people's minds. It sounds a bit like the release of "World Trade Center" film shortly after the tragic event happened. JJ Abrams is even working on his own Armstrong pic, based on the book Cycle of Lies: The Fall of Lance Armstrong. This seems like material that is more suitable for a documentary than a feature film featuring a star like Bradley Cooper, we will see what becomes of this project in the future. Stay tuned for more, and keep on the lookout for Cooper's new film "American Hustle" in the meantime.