Casting Net: Bradley Cooper back in the Lance Armstrong fold, more

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• Remember way back in January when we all thought Bradley Cooper was going to play Lance Armstrong and then he basically told us all to cool it because he hadn’t even heard of the J.J. Abrams/Bad Robot project? Now, eight months later, Cooper is in fact close to boarding a different Armstrong pic, Red Blooded American, as a producer and a potential star for director Jay Roach (Meet the Parents). Cooper, who scored an Oscar nomination for his work in Silver Linings Playbook, would either play Armstrong or Tyler Hamilton, a teammate of the disgraced cyclist in the Warner Bros. and Atlas Entertainment pic, with a script from Side Effects writer Scott Z. Burns. Should Cooper take on the role of Hamilton, we still have our own wish list for the part of Armstrong. In addition to the Paramount/Bad Robot pic, Working Title also has an Armstrong movie in the works, with Ain’t Them Bodies Saints Ben Foster starring and Stephen Frears (The Queen) directing. [Deadline]

• Addison Timlin (Californication) and Jeremy Irvine (War Horse) are set to star in Fallen, based on author Lauren Kate’s YA series. It’s got all the gothic elements of a Twilight-wannabe — a teenage girl (Timlin) suspected of murder gets sent to a reform school where, unexpectedly, most students have supernatural powers. Some are good and some are bad, and it culminates in a battle. Scott Hicks, an Oscar-nominated director (for 1996’s Shine), is set to helm the project. [Deadline]

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