18 January 2013 11:30 AM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

One of the biggest controversies of the moment is the doping scandal surrounding celebrated bicyclist, cancer survivor, and Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong and now J.J. Abrams wants to take that story and put it up on the big screen. Abrams' company Bad Robot and Paramount Pictures - with whom they've collaborated on projects like Star Trek and Super 8 - are reteaming to make a film about the athlete, having just purchased the rights to the Juliet Macur book Cycle Of Lies: The Fall Of Lance Armstrong. Deadline, which broke the story about the developing project, says that Macur is a sports reporter for the New York Times who has followed the length of Armstrong's career, "through the cyclist.s recovery from deadly cancer to his capturing seven Tour de France [titles]." While the cyclist has been plagued by accusations about cheating for years now, only recently did »


Report a problem



Similar News Items

J.J. Abrams
Paramount Pictures [us]
Star Trek (2009)


IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners