Lee Cast in Lance Armstrong Biopic

Nov 13

According to TheWrap, Lee Pace has been cast in another new project: a to-be-named Lance Armstrong biopic. Directed by Stephen Frears (My Beautiful Laundrette [starring Lee-favorite, Daniel Day-Lewis], The Queen), the film will star Ben Foster as the controversial cyclist. Lee’s role has yet to be announced.

The film is based on David Walsh’s book, Seven Deadly Sin: My Pursuit of Lance Armstrong, which has been adapted into a screenplay by John Hodge. Chris O’Dowd (“The IT Crowd,” and recently seen in Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World) will co-star in the film as Walsh, while Jesse Plemons (“Breaking Bad,” “Friday Night Lights”) and French actor Guillaume Canet are also attached.

TheWrap also added this small summary on the film:

The film chronicles Armstrong’s rise to fame and fall from grace, including his Tour de France championships and battle with cancer. Walsh was among the integral figures who helped expose doping within professional cycling.

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