Ryan Lochte, the US swimmer who lied about being robbed, is becoming an actor

Ryan Lochte, the US swimmer who lied about being robbed, is becoming an actor

Ryan Lochte, the US swimmer who lied about being robbed, is becoming an actor

Ryan Lochte, the American Olympic swimmer best known for lying about being held up at gunpoint in Rio, is heading into acting.The 12-time Olympic medallist will make his Hollywood debut in Sharon Stone comedy-drama, A Little Something for Your Birthday, next year.Ryan Lochte, the world’s second-highest decorated male swimmer, lied about being robbed in Rio. Photo: Getty ImagesSharon Stone will play an aspiring fashion designer trying to navigate love and her overbearing mother. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film is currently in production.After being suspended from swimming for 10 months, it’s understandable that Lochte has been looking for other pursuits.Lochte left the Rio Olympics in disgrace in August after he and his teammates falsely claimed they had been dragged out of a taxi and robbed at gunpoint by a group of men.It later emerged that Lochte and other athletes had vandalised a gas-station bathroom during a drunken night out and had to be detained by security guards.Lochte was charged by Rio police for falsely reporting a crime and was forced to pay a fine and apologise. The 32-year-old swimmer has tried to rehabilitate his image by signing on the US version of Dancing with the Stars, but that too was marred by controversy.Actress Sharon Stone attends the 2016 Carousel Of Hope Ball on October 8, 2016. Photo: GettyHis first performance in September was int…

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