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 »

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