Monday, July 31, 2006

Jake Wants to Livestrong

Apparently Jake Gyllenhaal stalkers have seen Jake riding around on his bike a lot recently, traveling to France to watch the Tour de France, and hanging out with Lance Armstrong.

Could these random occurances be connected?

Well apparently Sony is planning on doing a Lance Armstrong bio-pic, and Jake Gyllenhaal wants the part.

A Lance Armstrong story would be an interesting one, being that Armstrong has not only won the Tour de France 7 consecutive times (1999-2005) but his personal story is also one that is filled with triumph and defeat.

Armstrong's battle with testicular cancer (that spread to his lungs and brain) serves as a strong backdrop to a story that suddenly becomes much more than a sports story.

I don't know if Sony would include it in the film, but I think the Nike Partnership with 10/2 and the Lance Armstrong Foundation also make for an interesting story.

I would also wonder if they would include the allogations that Lance had used performance enhancing drugs in the Song bio-pic?

Anyways, it's an interesting thought, and Jake Gyllenhaal seems to want the role bad, especially for all the bike riding and traveling he's been doing.(via)

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3 comments:

elasticwaistbandlady said...

That sounds interesting. My husband is an avid bicyclist and would give his left nut to see this film. (I stole that from Lance himself)

Actually, I didn't read thw whole entry. Men in sausage casing bicycle shorts are very distracting to me.

Natsthename said...

Ahhhh, he looks FETCHING!

Sheri Ann said...

Matthew McConnahay has been riding around with them as well. (I know this because I look at People.com when I'm bored at work...which is often.) Maybe they are both in the runing....

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