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Bradley Cooper in Talks to Produce and Possibly Star in Jay Roach's Lance Armstrong Biopic

August 17, 2013 (3:26 am) GMT
The 'Silver Linings Playbook' actor is eyeing one of two lead roles in Warner Bros.' film, either Lance Armstrong or his ex-teammate and confidant Tyler Hamilton.

Earlier this year, denied that he would take part in a biopic that has J.J. Abrams as its producer and is developed at Paramount Pictures. Now, according to Deadline, the Eddie Morra of "" is ready to jump aboard a project about the disgraced cyclist that apparently is not the aforementioned one.

Cooper enters talks to produce "" for Warner Bros. The leading man in "" and its two follow-ups is also eyeing a chance to star as one of two lead characters in the film to be directed by Jay Roach. One of them is Armstrong, while the other is his ex-teammate Tyler Hamilton, who revealed Armstrong's doping in a "60 Minutes" segment.

Deadline reports that Warner Bros., Paramount and Working Title Films, which also develops its own film about the infamous athlete with Stephen Frears as director and as the lead, are competing to get their movie screened first. With Cooper most likely attached to star, it now leaves Paramount as the only studio that has not found any cast member yet.

Cooper will next be seen in "" and "", both of which reunite him with his "" love interest, .

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