Since the news broke that beloved American cyclist Lance Armstrong was actually hiding a big doping secret for years, filmmakers have been clamoring to get the rights to tell his story, and along with that comes rumors that different big-name actors are attached to the project. The latest is Bradley Cooper.
J.J. Abrams, who has hold of the film rights, was reportedly in talks with Cooper to play Armstrong; however, Cooper says he’s not close to the project and that the rumors are getting out of control.
“Oh my god, that’s so nuts!” he said in an interview with Access Hollywood. “I was in Manchester, doing the BBC morning show… I had no idea what [the interviewer] was talking about. I didn’t even know that J.J. [Abrams] has the rights, I had no idea. I don’t know anything about it.”
Cooper has been approached about the rumor several times, but for right now he’s attached to no fewer than three projects that will be coming out in 2013, so time is definitely a factor. He did say that, if given the opportunity, he wouldn’t turn the role down.
“I would be interested in that. I think he’s fascinating. What a fascinating character,” he said.