Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
The Perfect Night In
Great Movies From Warner Bros.
Create A Short Film
With the BFI & O2
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
Empire Podcast 177: Ron Perlman, Tom Hardy and Brian Helgeland
We won't lie, things get pretty Kray Kray
Ron Perlman Talks Hellboy III
Exclusive: 'He has to take down civilisation...'
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Toys Offer New Clues To The Film
And Kylo Ren talks at last...
Straight Outta Compton Sequel To Focus On Death Row Records
Producer L. Leigh Savidge adapting his documentary
Andrea Riseborough Signs Up For Bloodline
Joining John Leguizamo as another new cast regular
Selena Gomez Set For Bad Neighbours 2
Playing Chloe Grace Moretz's sorority rival
Stephen Rider Joins Daredevil Season 2
Playing District Attorney Blake Tower
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
YESTERDAY
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Toys Offer New Clues To The Film
And Kylo Ren talks at last...
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
World Of Warcraft
11 April 2019
Joy
01 January 2016
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015)
Empire Star Rating
American Sniper (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Joy (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Serena (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Guardians Of The Galaxy (2014)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Bradley Cooper Finds Red Blooded American
He's locked in a Lance Armstrong film

18 August 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

submit to reddit

The race to get a Lance Armstrong film onto screens is heating up. With at least two competitors already pedalling through development, here comes Warner Bros. and director Jay Roach with a new arrival called Red Blooded American, which has snagged the services of Bradley Cooper.

“Hang on, though,” we hear you splutter, “didn’t he already appear to sign on to another Armstrong film that Paramount and J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot company was working up?” Indeed, he reportedly had discussions about that movie, based on Juliet Macur’s book Cycle Of Lies: The Fall Of Lance Armstrong.

Still, it would seem that Roach and Warners have snagged Cooper’s services as producer and potential star of American, which chronicles not only Armstrong’s incredible Tour de France-winning run, but the story behind the doping scandal that brought him low. Cooper has not indicated whether he’ll play the main man or teammate-turned-whistle-blower Tyler Hamilton, assuming he gets in front of the camera at all. Scott Z. Burns is the man behind that movie’s script, and having Cooper aboard would definitely push it into pole position.

There’s strong competition from both Abrams and Stephen Frears, who is gearing up to put Ben Foster in a yellow jersey, working from a script by John Hodge that could be ready to shoot this autumn and may make it into cinemas first, especially since Cooper will be busy at the same time on Cameron Crowe’s next film. It's going to be a tight race, but let's hope the rival filmmakers resist the urge to juice their chances.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Joseph Kosinski Off To The Twilight Zone
Oblivion director developing the film
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Empire Meets The Stars Of Me And Earl And The Dying Girl
On the Sundance smash, bedroom posters and Nick Offerman

10 Star Wars: The Force Awakens Toys You’ll Want To Own
Falcon quad copter? BB-8 Sphero? We’re already asking for pay raises…

Wes Craven: Film By Film
Empire celebrates the late, great horror director

My Movie Life: Andrew Haigh
The 45 Years director on the movies that made him

Vanity Projects: The Musical Edition
A dozen more hits and misses from the rock and pop world

Inside The Martian: Empire Meets NASA
Prepare to science the shit out of it...

Deadpool: A Complete History
Empire's guide to The Merc With A Mouth, in comics and on screen

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe now and save up to 63%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)