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Jake Gyllenhaal to play Lance Armstrong

Jake5_1_1The mystery behind Jake's sudden appearance alongside Tour de France legend Lance Armstrong is now clear: Jake is looking to play Armstrong in an upcoming biopic, according to Deadline Hollywood Daily: "Obviously the Tour's assistance, while not required, would be helpful to the bio-pic. Gyllenhaal and Armstrong have become pals during Jake's method process to get to know the sports legend. The actor of Brokeback Mountain and Jarhead fame is even a long-time cyclist and has begun training for the film." This most likely means we're due to see Jake in a lot more spandex.

And how 'bout a big shout out to Floyd Landis for winning the Tour de France. What a story, what a turnaround: "So astounding was the turnaround that race director Jean-Marie Leblanc, who has overseen this event 18 years, called it 'the best performance in the modern history of the Tour.'"

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  1. While I welcome any project that will have Jake wearing shorts or riding shirtless, he doesn't seem like the type to portray Lance Armstrong. Jake's a good enough actor but .... wait, a LANCE ARMSTRONG MOVIE? WTF?

    Posted by: mark | Jul 24, 2006 9:35:34 AM

  2. Does this mean Jake will have to shave his chest to play Lance?

    Posted by: Tim | Jul 24, 2006 9:52:07 AM

  3. I agree with the surprise of a Lance Armstrong bio-pic. At least this keeps my secret crush on Jake alive (oh wait, I guess it isn't so secret anymore). Thanks for the update.

    Posted by: Richard | Jul 24, 2006 9:59:12 AM

  4. I am very disappointed. Matt Damon was suppose to play the role, as announced last year after Lance won the TdF. He is so much hotter the Jake, and a much stronger cyclist.

    Posted by: Marshall Lee | Jul 24, 2006 10:48:40 AM

  5. I'm just intrigued about the whether there will be a body double for the testicles.

    Posted by: JT | Jul 24, 2006 11:16:42 AM

  6. Marshall Lee, while taste in actors is subjective (I think Jake is much better looking than Matt) what evidence is there that Matt Damon is a stronger cyclist? Jake has been biking for a long, long time and even Lance has said he is an extremely strong cyclist. Never heard that about Matt.

    Posted by: TS | Jul 24, 2006 11:24:29 AM

  7. Just remember, wearing spandex is a privilege, not a right. Jake's certainly earned it!

    Posted by: kansastock | Jul 24, 2006 2:23:53 PM

  8. Hey guys,
    Hope everybody is havin' a super day out there.
    I have been havin' some trouble trying to post about David Beckham in his white shorts. The computer won't let me post for some strange reason.
    I just wanted to say that even though Mr. Beckham is a str8 footballer in England, I would sure like to date him- heh heh. I think he is just a doll.
    Everybody pray for peace...

    Posted by: Christopher "Tab" Revilla | Jul 25, 2006 12:40:19 PM

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