Lance Armstrong Movie: Christian Bale, Jake Gyllenhaal Or Matt Damon To Play Him?

By +Samuel Luckhurst 

Lance Armstrong once planned a film of his life, but that was when his doping, bullying and general nastiness was yet to be exposed by the authorities. Now he must brace himself for a picture which will chart the doping, bullying and general nastiness after JJ Abrams optioned the forthcoming book Cycle of Lies: The Fall of Lance Armstrong, by New York Times reporter Juliet Macur.

Abrams, of course, is the creator of Lost, which is appropriate given Armstrong's current state of mind. He is also in post-production on the second Star Trek film, Into Darkness, and Armstrong should know all about being spaced out too.

Robin Williams used to visit Armstrong at the Tour de France but despite his turns in Insomnia and One Hour Photo he doesn't quite fit the bill of Big Tex's sociopathic villain.

What should be a riveting recreation of the serial cheat's "sophisticated, professionalised and successful doping programme" of the timeless rise-and-fall genre, it is a role worthy of one of Hollywood's leading men.

This way for a rundown of five potential leads -

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