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Dustin Hoffman Set For Lance Armstrong Pic
He's been recruited by Stephen Frears

08 December 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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Even as he keeps the cameras cranking on the still-untitled Lance Armstrong biopic, Stephen Frears is recruiting more actors and  has Dustin Hoffman lined up to join the film.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hoffman will join the film when the production reaches the American arm of its shoot, but the details of whom he will be playing have not been released. Frears is working from David Walsh’s book, adapted by John Hodge, which chronicles how Walsh, initially sucked in to Armstrong’s world of lies and doing, began to blow the whistle on him long before anyone else did. Chris O’Dowd is playing Walsh, with Ben Foster as Armstrong and Jesse Plemons and Guillaume Canet as fellow cyclists. Shooting is set to continue into the spring and the film should be out sometime in 2014.

This is actually the second time Hoffman has worked with Frears, since he starred in Accidental Hero back in 1992. Hoffman is working on Tom McCarthy’s latest, The Cobbler, and has Jon Favreau’s Chef under his belt. He’s also attached to music drama The Boychoir, with Alfred Molina and Kathy Bates.

In the Armstrong film, Hoffman joins the recently annouced Lee Pace, who will also be seen as Elf king Thranduil in The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug, which is out in cinemas on Friday. If you’ve yet to read our review, you can find it here


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