Film document the rise and fall of the controversial cyclist
Now that Lance Armstrong has admitted that he’d been doping all these years and that he could not have won the 7 Tour de France titles without performance enhancing drugs, Paramount is rushing to portray his rise and fall on film.In order to do so, the movie studio has teamed up with Bad Robot, bringing critically acclaimed director J.J. Abrams on board to helm the film, Deadline reports.
The film will be based on the book “Cycle of Lies: The Fall of Lance Armstrong,” which will be written by Juliet Macur.
“Macur is a sports reporter for The New York Times, and she has covered Armstrong for over a decade, through the cyclist’s recovery from deadly cancer to his capturing seven Tour de France title,” Deadline says.
“She has also covered the allegations of doping that Armstrong vehemently denied, before finally falling on his sword in a much publicized interview with Oprah Winfrey,” the report further adds.