Ben Foster reportedly in talks to play Lance Armstrong
05:00 AM, Jul 28, 2013
Ben Foster’s career appears to be on a roll. The actor, who made his Broadway debut earlier this year opposite Alec Baldwin in Orphans, has several films coming up, including the Navy SEAL drama Lone Survivor, with Mark Wahlberg. Now comes word that Foster may add the role of one of sports’ most controversial figures to his résumé.
Deadline.com is reporting that Foster is in final talks to play Lance Armstrong in a film directed by Stephen Frears. According to the report, Frears who is currently promoting another film looking at a world-famous athlete, Muhummad Ali’s Greatest Fight and his partners plan to start production in the fall on a movie about the disgraced bicyclist and the doping scandal that led to his downfall.
Armstrong is a popular subject with filmmakers these days, apparently: A documentary, Alex Gibney’s The Armstrong Lie, is due this year.