Warner Bros., Atlas Entertainment and director Jay Roach are working on Red Blooded American, a film depicting the life of disgraced cyclist, Lance Armstrong.
After years of speculation, the 7-time Tour de France winner finally admitted to doping and, of course, everyone is clamoring to be the first to make a movie about the fiasco.
There are reports that Bradley Cooper is attached to the project and, along with serving as a producer, he is potentially considering portraying either Armstrong or his whistleblowing former teammate, Tyler Hamilton.
With so much talk of Armstrong biopics floating around, WB better get a move on if they want to be first. Ben Foster is set to play Armstrong in an upcoming film by Working Title (with a script written by Trainspotting’s John Hodge) and Paramount is planning to adapt the book Cycle of Lies: The Fall of Lance Armstrong.
In the aftermath of Armstrong’s confession, it’s become clear that there is widespread use of banned substances in cycling. Hopefully, whichever films are made will include the prevalence of doping in the sport in general. It could be incredibly interesting and informative.