Lance Armstrong Movies, 3 Biopic Projects: Ben Foster & Bradley Cooper Cast as Disgraced Doping Cyclist in Separate Films? Who Will Play Sheryl Crow?

By Jon Niles, Mstarz reporter | Jul 29, 2013 12:19 PM EDT
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The doping scandal that ended Lance Armstrong's reign as an iconic sports figure is obviously a story that Hollywood would love to get onto the big screen. So it might not surprise you that there are currently three Armstrong-centric films that are in development as we speak. One of these projects, which has no title yet, has taken the lead by casting Ben Foster in the lead role with hopes of prodction starting in the fall of 2013.

Director Stephen Frears was the most recent filmmaker to throw his hat into the race of making a Lance Armstrong film, but it looks like he might come out on top in terms of completing the film.

According to reports, actor Ben Foster has been cast in Frears' film and production is looking to begin this Fall.

This is not the only Lance Armstrong biopic that is in the works. According to Deadline, Bradley Cooper might even be starring as Lance Armstrong in another project:

"There are two other dramatic projects on Armstrong at studios which seemed to have gotten a good head start on Frears. Warner Bros has been working on an untitled project from Atlas Entertainment scripted by Side Effects writer Scott Z. Burns to be directed by Jay Roach, the helmer of celebrated fact-based films Game Change and Recount. The package includes the life rights of Tyler Hamilton, the Olympic gold medalist, NCAA champion and Armstrong teammate on the US Postal Service Team who was menaced by Armstrong after he took to 60 Minutes to break the code of silence. Paramount Pictures and Bad Robot partners JJ Abrams and Bryan Burk are working on a movie about the disgraced bicycle racer, based on the HarperCollins book Cycle Of Lies: The Fall Of Lance Armstrong by New York Times sportswriter Juliet Macur. Not sure how far this one has gotten, but there were rumors that Abrams has discussed the project with Bradley Cooper, who might play Armstrong."

Which movie do you think will actually get made? Would you like to see Armstrong and singer Sheryl Crow's relationship in a biopic about the cyclist? Who would you like to see in that role?

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