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Frears, Foster Join Lance Armstrong Film

By Garth Franklin Friday July 26th 2013 02:13PM

Stephen Frears will direct and Ben Foster ("30 Days of Night," "Pandorum") is in final talks to play Lance Armstrong in a film about the disgraced champion cyclist setup at Working Title.

John Hodge ("Trainspotting") penned the script which covers Armstrong’s career from his cancer ordeal to the doping scandal that imploded it. Shooting aims to begin as early as this fall.

The project isn't to be confused with several rival Lance Armstrong films including an untitled Warner Bros. project with Jay Roach attached to direct, the J.J. Abrams produced "Cycle Of Lies" adaptation at Paramount Pictures, or the soon to open documentary "The Armstrong Lie".

Source: Deadline

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