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Bradley Cooper 'Would Love' to Play Lance Armstrong in New Biopic

January 23, 2013 (6:03 am) GMT
Cooper expresses his interest to star as the disgraced cyclist in the J.J. Abrams-produced movie project, saying, 'That would be a great character, I'd love to play that character.'

After being nominated for Oscar's Best Actor thanks to his role as a mentally-troubled man in "", aims at a more challenging role for his next film. The "" actor has expressed interest to play in a planned biopic to be produced by J.J. Abrams.

Speaking to BBC, Cooper said that he would "love" to star as the disgraced cyclist. "I would be interested in that," the Philadelphia-born thesp added. "I think he's fascinating. What a fascinating character."

Just a few days ago, it was reported that Paramount Pictures is developing a movie about Armstrong which will be based on "", a proposal book written by The New York Times sports reporter Juliet Macur. She has covered Armstrong news for more than a decade.

Bad Robot's J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk will produce the film project, which still hasn't found its director and screenwriter and announced its cast. Cooper himself admitted he hadn't had any discussion about the possibility of him starring as Armstrong.

Apart from Cooper, other names who have been mentioned as potential candidates include , , and . "I remember Matt Damon was going to do his autobiography at one point years ago," Cooper said. "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."

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