J.J. Abrams Set to Produce Lance Armstrong Biopic (REPORT)
No doubt inspired by Celebuzz’ list of potential stars and filmmakers who could tackle the rise and fall of the disgraced, iconic cyclist, J.J. Abrams and Paramount are jumping on the Lance Armstrong bandwagon-slash-bicycle. Abrams and his production company Bad Robot will produce the film, based upon the proposal for a book that has yet to be written or released – “Cycle of Lies: The Fall of Lance Armstrong” by New York Times sports columnist Juliet Macur. Hollywood Reporter first reported the news Friday morning.
No word yet on whether Abrams will direct, though we suspect his dance card will be pretty full for the foreseeable future.
Macur has long covered the Armstrong story for the Times and pitched the book back in November, well before Armstrong’s scheduled confession to Oprah this week. Her book will be published in June of this year.
What do you think of the news that Armstrong’s story will be turned into a motion picture? Should the cyclist’s career be dramatized, or has he received enough attention for his antics? Let us know in the comments below.