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|J.J. Abrams to Produce Lance Armstrong Biopic|
|Written by Christy Lemire|
|Thursday, 24 January 2013 04:43|
LOS ANGELES (AP) - He's already gotten the Oprah treatment. Now Lance Armstrong is headed for the silver screen. Paramount Pictures and J.J. Abrams' production company, Bad Robot, are planning a biopic about the disgraced cyclist, a studio spokeswoman said Friday.
They've secured the rights to New York Times reporter Juliet Macur's upcoming book "Cycle of Lies: The Fall of Lance Armstrong," due out in June. Macur covered the seven-time Tour de France winner for over a decade.
No director, writer, star or start date have been set.
Armstrong is in the midst of a two-part interview with Oprah Winfrey in which he admits to using performance-enhancing drugs to reach his historic victories, something he'd defiantly denied for years. The International Olympic Committee stripped him of his 2000 bronze medal this week.
|Last Updated on Thursday, 24 January 2013 04:45|