Monday, February 8, 2016

Bradley Cooper is going to be Lance Armstrong?

Hoo boy, get your doping jokes ready because it looks like Bradley Cooper might try to convince people that he's Lance Armstrong. Jenkintown's golden boy is in talks with Warner Bros. to come aboard Red Blooded American as a producer and is reportedly eyeing up the roles of Lance Armstrong and Tyler Hamilton.

Bradley Cooper is going to be Lance Armstrong?

0 comments

Hoo boy, get your doping jokes ready because it looks like Bradley Cooper might try to convince people that he's Lance Armstrong. Jenkintown's golden boy is in talks with Warner Bros. to come aboard Red Blooded American as a producer and he's reportedly eyeing up the roles of Lance Armstrong and Tyler Hamilton.

The film is one of three Armstrong-focused projects in the works, along with a JJ Abrams adaptation of Cycle of Lies: The Fall of Lance Armstrong and a Ben Foster vehicle from Working Title and the Trainspotting writer. 

Cooper instead becomes the focal point of the Warner Bros. project, which has a script by Side Effects scribe Scott Z. Burns. It will be produced by Atlas Entertainment's Charles Roven and Alex Gartner, as well as Roach and now Cooper. Michael Radutzky, the exec producer at CBS News and senior producer at 60 Minutes who was involved in Hamilton's TV appearance, is also going to be involved in a producing capacity. Cooper, who'll next be seen in the killer ensemble cast of his Silver Linings Playbook helmer David O. Russell's American Hustle (which Atlas produced), is next scheduled to star in the untitled Cameron Crowe project that shoots in Hawaii in early fall. After that, he should be available to get on the bike. He and Warner Bros. are recalibrating their film American Sniper after Steven Spielberg withdrew as director this month, and Cooper's next firm commitment is to bring The Elephant Man to Broadway in the latter part of 2014. Cooper is repped by CAA. [Deadline]

It's just talks and, as is the case with most of the crap floating around Hollywood, there's no guarantee this project ever makes it out of the studio's drawer, but imagine the fiasco that would inevitably take place when Cooper comes home to promote this thing at the Manayunk Bike Race. Seriously, just think about it.

0 comments
We encourage respectful comments but reserve the right to delete anything that doesn't contribute to an engaging dialogue.
Help us moderate this thread by flagging comments that violate our guidelines.

Comment policy:

Philly.com comments are intended to be civil, friendly conversations. Please treat other participants with respect and in a way that you would want to be treated. You are responsible for what you say. And please, stay on topic. If you see an objectionable post, please report it to us using the "Report Abuse" option.

Please note that comments are monitored by Philly.com staff. We reserve the right at all times to remove any information or materials that are unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane, indecent or otherwise objectionable. Personal attacks, especially on other participants, are not permitted. We reserve the right to permanently block any user who violates these terms and conditions.

Additionally comments that are long, have multiple paragraph breaks, include code, or include hyperlinks may not be posted.

Read 0 comments
 
comments powered by Disqus
About this blog
A blog tuned-in to what's happening on the Internet. Odd local and entertainment stories.

Gab Bonghi Staff Writer
Nick Vadala Staff Writer
Tommy Rowan Staff Writer
Latest Videos:
Also on Philly.com:
letter icon Newsletter