Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
100 Greatest Videos Games Of All Time
Robin Williams: The Big Interview
Empire Visits The Hobbit's VFX Team
Nick Frost:
My Movie Life

The World's End star's pick of the flicks
4Music's Size Does Matter
Introducing your new favourite app
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
Star Wars: Episode VII Recruits Miltos Yerolemou
Game Of Thrones alumnus off to a galaxy far, far away
24 Movie Talks Surface Again
But will it actually go forward this time?
Magic Mike XXL Starts Shooting
Steven Soderbergh tweets the first image
New Ghost In The Shell 25th Anniversary Poster
Anime magic returns to the big screen
Michael Bay Drives To Cosmic Motors
Kyle Ward to adapt Daniel Simon's book
Lars Von Trier Plans The House That Jack Built
The Nymphomaniac director's headed back to TV
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
06 August 2014
Lee Pace Finds Prisoner Of War
He's set for the sci-fi thriller with Bérénice Marlohe
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
Blood Ties (2014)
Empire Star Rating
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
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

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

submit to reddit

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


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

Olivia Cooke Dabbles With Ouija
She'll star in the horror
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
Video Interviews: The Stars And Directors Talk As Above, So Below
We talked to Perdita Weeks, Ben Feldman and company about their underground horror…

The Future Of Film: All Big Blockbusters Will Be Shot At 48 FPS
Our month-long series begins discussing the innovations that will shape cinema

Video Interviews: Chloe Grace Moretz And Jamie Blackley Talk If I Stay
The stars, director R.J. Cutler and co-star Joshua Leonard talk YA adaptations

Gillian Robespierre And Jenny Slate Talk Obvious Child
Director and star on their acclaimed rom-com

The Empire Podcast #126: Jon Hamm Talks Million Dollar Arm, Mad Men And Beards
Plus Richard Ayoade pops in to talk about directing The Double

15 Of The Weirdest TV Cameos Of All Time
From Michael Palin in Home And Away to Ian McKellen in Corrie

Updated: The 36 Best Film-Related Ice Bucket Challenges
The viral craze that won’t quit takes in some of Hollywood’s finest

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 6 Issues Of Empire For Only £15!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
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  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)