Will Lance Armstrong Be Played By Bradley Cooper Or Michael Fassbender?
It was recently revealed that JJ Abrams is directing a film based on Armstrong, which shall reportedly concentrate on the whole doping scandal. The project would no doubt be a big deal as JJ Abrams is involved and it’s about Lance Armstrong the most controversial man in the world at the present moment. So a movie based on the incidents of Armstrong’s life is bound to be a success. Abrams must have already begun receiving discreet calls from his friends in Hollywood who are actors and are interested in playing Armstrong onscreen.
In fact, the movie has the potential to become a darling of the Academy, because we all know how much the Academy loves a biopic. The guy playing Armstrong if he plays it well could win an Oscar, Abrams as a director could win an Oscar and even the film could win an Oscar. Therefore the wagers have already been placed and the odds have already been calculated, about who will play Armstrong, as the choice could make or break the film. Turns out, Ladbrokes has already given Bradley Cooper and Michael Fassbender 3/1 odds, for either of them being cast as Armstrong. Both are hot property in Hollywood at the moment, so the competition will be fierce.
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The lobbying too seems to have begun with Cooper recently telling BBC he would certainly be interested in essaying Armstrong onscreen. “I think he’s fascinating. What a fascinating character” Cooper was quoted as saying. It is interesting to observe that Cooper did not resort to criticizing Armstrong, but has instead called him fascinating. It seems as if Cooper has already begun looking at Armstrong as a character from one of his scripts he has been given to study, for a role he is going to play.
Ladbrokes has even placed odds on Tom Hardy, Matthew McConaughey and Liam Hemsworth playing Armstrong. Tom Hardy as a matter fact would be a really interesting choice as he is another guy just like Fassbender who loves to get into the skin of the character and becomes the character. As far as McConaughey is concerned, when asked about Armstrong’s doping controversy he admitted he was “pissed off” initially, so he might not be able to look at the whole issue with an open mind, which is required if he is going to play Armstrong.
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