Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Future Of Film
The 100 Greatest Video Games
The Making Of The West Wing
Subscribe To Empire Today
Save money and get 12 issues for only £25
London Film Festival 2014
Our round-up of the galas, films and interviews
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
First Look At Dad's Amy
Don't Panic! Walmington-On-Sea's finest is here
New Trailer For Michelle Williams' Suite Française
Love in a controlled climate
Ben Wheatley Taps Luke Evans For Free Fire
'It’s a modern ‘70s movie. Muscular, tough and spare'
Warners Finding Female Director For Wonder Woman
Movie studio seeks F. Must have GSOH (Good Sense Of Helming)
Seth Rogen And More Head For Zeroville
James Franco's latest novel adaptation
Todd Solondz Returning To The Dollhouse
Wiener-Dog will revisit old friends
Podcast #134: Steve Carell, David Ayer
Shipping out
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
21 October 2014
Meryl Streep Heads For Florence
Hugh Grant also aboard Stephen Frears' latest
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
World Of Warcraft
11 March 2015
The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies
12 December 2014
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Guardians Of The Galaxy (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Double (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Cuban Fury (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Lone Survivor (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Kill Your Darlings (2013)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Lee Pace Joins Lance Armstrong Film
Stephen Frears is already at work

14 November 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Wrap

submit to reddit

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 Smaug, 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.


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

Shawn Levy Books Passage With The City That Sailed
Will Smith still aboard to star
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
The Empire Podcast: David Ayer Talks Fury
Plus Steve Carell talks Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Avengers: Age Of Ultron Trailer Reaction
We dive under the hood of Whedon's sequel teaser

10 Of The Most Impressive In-Universe Movie Tie-In Websites
From Blair Witch to Days Of Future Past, expand your cinematic horizons online

The 12 Apps Every Film Fan Needs On Their Smartphone
The handheld essentials to enhance your movie life

Empire Meets Jason Bateman And Tina Fey
The stars of This Is Where I Leave You hang out

The Scariest Film Of The Year? Jennifer Kent On The Babadook
The director talks us through her terrifying new film

10 Horror Spin-Offs We Want To See
After Annabelle, what other supporting characters deserve their own film?

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save money on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  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)