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
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.
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Two other projects about the once beloved bicyclist have come and gone in recent months, leaving the Abrams sports pic at the top of a very popular hill.
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.