The film, titled “Red Blooded American,” will center around the professional cyclist and his admission to using performance-enhancing drugs. It will also chronicle Armstrong’s subsequent downfall in the industry.
Cooper is also looking at a supporting role in the movie — Tyler Hamilton who is a former teammate of Armstrong. Hamilton revealed to “60 Minutes” that he saw Armstrong doping in 2011, before the cyclist made his admission.
The actor has previously shown interest in playing Armstrong. “I think he’s fascinating,” he told BBC News. “What a fascinating character.”
“Red Blooded American” is just one of three Armstrong biopics in the works. J.J. Abrams will produce one for Paramount Pictures, based on a book by Juliet Macur called “Cycle of Lies: The Fall of Lance Armstrong.” Working Title is also producing a still untitled project about the cyclist, with actor Ben Foster in talks to play the starring role.