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Oscar-nominated actor Bradley cooper said that he would like to play Lance Armstrong in J.J. Abrams' biopic about the disgraced cyclist.
"I think he's fascinating. What a fascinating character," he told BBC News.
Abrams and Paramount Pictures had secured a spot to create the biopic of the cyclist, who had admitted to use performance-booster drugs and blood doping, resulting in his winning in seven Tour de France's races.
The company had not announced the casts, and Cooper himself had not had a discussion about it.
He said, "I remember Matt Damon was going to do his autobiography at one point years ago."
"I remember thinking, that would be a great character, I'd love to play that character. I would love to do something, I think he's pretty fascinating," he added.
The movie would be based on New York Times sportswriter Juliet Macur's upcoming book, Cycle of Lies: The Fall of Lance Armstrong.
There were several other actors whose named had been mentioned in relation to the role, Matt Damon, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Fassbender and Christian Bale.
Last week, he admitted of using the performance-boosting drugs and blood doping for the Tour de France's competition in Oprah's Next Chapter for the first time, reports E! News.
He said in the interview, that without the drugs, he would not be able to win his seven Tour De France titles.