Lee Pace Joins Lance Armstrong Film

Stephen Frears is already at work

Lee Pace has been busy recently on two big films, Peter Jackson’s latest Hobbit outing, The Desolation Of Smaug and Marvel’s Guardians Of The Galaxy. He’s now set to appear in something altogether of a smaller scale, signing on for a role in Stephen Frears’ yet-to-be-titled Lance Armstrong drama.

Pace joins a cast that already includes Ben Foster (as the man himself), Chris O’Dowd as sports journalist David Walsh, who chronicled Armstrong’s run of Tour de France triumphs, Jesse Plemons and Guillame Canet.

Adapted from Walsh’s book Seven Deadly Sins: My Pursuit Of Lance Armstrong, the film will follow the cyclist’s meteoric rise, battles with cancer and equally fast fall once it was proved that he had been using performance enhancing drugs during his successful years.

Frears is already cranking the cameras for the project, which boasts a script written by Trance’s John Hodge. Pace, as mentioned above, will next be seen as Elf king Thranduil in The Desolation Of Smau**g, which is out on December 13. Guardians arrives in our cinemas on August 1, and then the third Hobbit outing, There And Back Again**, is due on December 19, 2014.