Matt Damon To Portray Lance Armstrong in Biopic
Actor Matt Damon is now attached to two separate film projects about multiple Tour de France bicycle champion Lance Armstrong. Damon is expected to take part in both a biopic about Armstrong and a documentary.
Damon will be the narrator for the documentary on Armstrong which will focus on his highly publicized return to cycling at the 2009 Tour de France. The documentary will be directed by Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney. The planned biopic has been in the works for six years already, and while Damon is set to star with producer Frank Marshall (“Back to the Future”) lined up to direct; the film has yet to make much progress.
Gibney’s documentary is set to be released next year. No timeline is known at this point for the biopic project.