01/22/2013 04:02 pm ET

Bradley Cooper & Lance Armstrong: Actor Thinks Disgraced Cyclist Is 'Fascinating'

The Lance Armstrong casting rumors have begun! News broke last week that Paramount Pictures and J.J. Abrams are planning a biopic about Armstrong and Bradley Cooper has volunteered himself for the role of the cyclist.

"I would be interested in [playing Armstrong]," Cooper told BBC News. "I think he's fascinating. What a fascinating character."

The film is set to be based on the upcoming book "Cycle of Lies: The Fall of Lance Armstrong," by Juliet Macur. After years of denial, Armstrong recently spoke to Oprah about his doping past.

Cooper is currently up for an Academy Award for his role in "Silver Linings Playbook." The actor was also nominated for a Golden Globe award for his performance, but lost to Hugh Jackman, who nabbed the award for his role in "Les Miserables."

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