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Matt Damon to play Armstrong in upcoming movie

Old 07-28-04, 10:51 AM
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More late breaking news from Smoothie.

https://www.sky.com/skynews/article/0...171422,00.html


Matt Damon is getting himself in shape to play cycling superman Lance Armstrong in an upcoming biopic.

Matt's latest film, The Bourne Supremacy, rocketed to the top of the US box office on Sunday.


He is now in negotiations to play the Tour de France champion in producer Frank Marshall's new project.

The film is set for release in 2006, and Damon admitted he needed to get in shape.

He said of the fitness required for the new film: "That would be a whole new level."


Armstrong is most famous for recovering from testicular cancer and subsequently winning the Tour de France six consecutive times.

His victories between 1999 and 2004 give him more wins than any other cyclist to date.

Armstrong has been subject to allegations that he took performance-enhancing drugs.

But he has never failed a test for banned drugs, and denies that he used them at any time.




I hope hollywood does't go over the top and make this movie really stupid. Damon better get his ass in shape too, I hope they use some real footage, and have Phil and Paul doing some narration. Maybe even a cameo by Bobke....
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Old 07-28-04, 10:59 AM
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This could be really entertaining, or it could be a really sad case of flag waving with sugary sweet CBS-style music in the background with clips of people with tears in their eyes and hands over their mouths.
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That's just gross. Will Matt gain 6" and lose 25 #?
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i would like to see more of a struggle with lots of him training. i do think matt can make a good lance. sorta similar facial structure.

i have a feeling they are going to incorporacte more of a love strory vibe. like, he will get cancer and lance and his wife will try to stay together but it's all too difficult and they break up and he goes out with crow.

maybe even some doping stuff will occur.
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damon's actually capable of losing the weight...he did it for that movie with meg ryan and denzel. This might not be bad (miracle) or it might be terrible (ali) ... they should just use the lance chronicles and the OLN tour footage and make a documentary (when we were kings)
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He'd have to lose 100lbs.

I hope he gets his legs in some sort of shape. I remember Kevin Costner
in American Flyers having those skinny/flabby legs, and occasionally
there would be a close-up of what were supposed to be his legs whilst on the
bike, but they were obviously NOT his pins -- they had a 'stand in' leg man with muscles
 
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Yeah, like back in 2000 when they were taking actovegin, and got busted throwing the packages away 60 miles from the hotel.

Somehow I don't think that will make the final edit.

I gotta admit, I think it's about time this movie was made, if not a little late. I hope that it sends out a good vibe for cycling to those that see it.
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hopefully there would be a lot of cameo apparences by real cyclists. i would hate to see an entire peloton of hollywood stars.

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Originally Posted by Fat Hack
He'd have to lose 100lbs.

I hope he gets his legs in some sort of shape. I remember Kevin Costner
in American Flyers having those skinny/flabby legs, and occasionally
there would be a close-up of what were supposed to be his legs whilst on the
bike, but they were obviously NOT his pins -- they had a 'stand in' leg man with muscles

yeah, and they had everyone spinning at like 110 rpm in the little ring, but in the drops so it looked like they were hauling ass.... funny sutff.
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I hope matt damon enjoys working off all that weight in a year
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So who plays Jan Ullrich ?

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Originally Posted by SipperPhoto
So who plays Jan Ullrich ?

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his buddy ben affleck?
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Originally Posted by bbp
his buddy ben affleck?
he would need to put on a few pounds...

i would go with David Hasselhoff.
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Originally Posted by bbp
his buddy ben affleck?
ashton kutcher. His career's a joke now too.


ohhhhhhhh burn......
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Originally Posted by bbp
his buddy ben affleck?

No way! They'd have to get someone good looking!
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How about Barry Pepper as Jan ?
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Originally Posted by SipperPhoto
How about Barry Pepper as Jan ?
nice call. Barry would have to put on the weight that Matt loses. Will Matt do EPO?


part of the making of that movie will probably be called "Shaving Private Ryan"
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Robin Williams playing himself, and also starring Elijah Woods as Tyler Hamilton.
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Maybe Louie Anderson would make a good Jan.
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I found the movie poster already

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Who will play Crow?
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^

I was just thinking about this the other day. If they were going to make a movie about Lance's life, I would prefer a dark comedy/ drama about a character loosely based on a Lance/ Greg LeMond composite that chronicles his comeback from near death to superstardom, with satirical depictions of all of the endorsement deals, commercials, posters, and a feature film, then his career comes to an abrupt and ironic end due to a sex scandal with a Make-A-Wish kid or a drunken bike accident. Pure Hollywood gold.
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Originally Posted by SipperPhoto
I found the movie poster already

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Oh, gawd....I don't see Lance in that photo. I see Matt Damon in funny, uncharacteristic clothes. I need much more convincing...
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Originally Posted by Towlie
Oh, gawd....I don't see Lance in that photo. I see Matt Damon in funny, uncharacteristic clothes. I need much more convincing...

hehe yeah I pretty much just grabbed the first 2 pics I thought would work together.. the lighting is all wrong though...

BELIEVE IT !

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Originally Posted by Pittrider
Robin Williams playing himself, and also starring Elijah Woods as Tyler Hamilton.

HAHHAHAAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! awesome!!!
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