Bradley Cooper Would Love Lance Armstrong Role in Biopic

That would be quite a fascinating character, he says while promoting new film

By on January 24th, 2013 13:50 GMT

Considering the kind of media attention Lance Armstrong has been commanding for years, it’s not really that much of a surprise to hear that a biopic is being made after he admitted to using performance enhancing drugs for his Tour de France wins. If he’s asked, Bradley Cooper would gladly play him.

The actor is now promoting “Silver Linings Playbook,” considered among the top Oscars contenders, and one reporter asked him if he’d take on the part if Paramount approached him for it, E! News informs.

Of course he would, he said.

“I think he's fascinating. What a fascinating character,” Bradley told the reporter.

“I remember Matt Damon was going to do his autobiography at one point years ago. I remember thinking, that would be a great character, I'd love to play that character. I would love to do something, I think he's pretty fascinating,” he added.

Whether Cooper is really being considered for the part is an entirely different matter, though. For the time being, no names have been thrown in the mix save that of director J.J. Abrams, who will be helming the film.

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Bradley Cooper says he’d be interested in playing Lance Armstrong in the upcoming film
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