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Matt Damon to star as Lance Armstrong in biopic

Fresh on the heels of a scandal, Hollywood movie studios are in a bidding war to win the rights to make a film based on Lance Armstrong’s downfall. Though in the early stages, Matt Damon is said to be the favorite to play the disgraced 7-time Tour de France winner.

The upcoming movie will be based on Armstrong’s former teammate Tyler Hamilton’s book “The Secret Race,” in which Hamilton details of “the most sophisticated, professionalized and successful doping program” in all of sports.

An insider told The Sun, ”Most sports films end in an inspirational victory. It’s hard to work out what the ending would be.”

This would be the second Armstrong project Damon has been linked to. Damon was in line to play Armstrong in the now-dropped Sony adaptation of Armstrong’s memoir, It’s “Not About the Bike,” which was to be produced by Bourne franchise’s Frank Marshall.

Damon’s representatives denied the actor will narrate the upcoming Alex Gibney directed Armstrong documentary.

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A-Rod to star in baseball romantic comedy?

Jersey Chaser Cameron Diaz is green lighting a movie project about a baseball romantic comedy and wants her Yankee slugger boyfriend, Alex Rodriguez, to star in it. According to the Daily Express, “Cameron actually has an idea for a romantic comedy set around Major League Baseball…She’s very excited about developing her own projects and the fact this one is about a baseball player means she has good reason to spend more time with A-Rod and the Yankees.”

In the past, A-Rod has been known to be very supportive of his girlfriend’s careers, evening playing Madonna in the Yankees clubhouse. Diaz and Rodriguez started dating last summer, and though the couple split in the fall, things seem to be better than ever. Get the popcorn ready!

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