19 January 2013 4:46 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Paramount Pictures and Bad Robot partners Jj Abrams and Byran Burk have reportedly acquired the rights to make a movie chronicling the downfall of disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong. The movie will be based on an upcoming book from New York Times’ sports reporter Juliet Macur. It is believed the movie will chart the rise and fall of Armstrong – from his battle with cancer, through his record winning 7 Tour de France titles to his confession to Oprah Winfrey just this past week.

The Oprah Winfrey interview has renewed the public’s interest in Armstrong. For years, he denied that he had ever taken performance enhancing drugs, even going so far as to successfully sue countless newspaper who printed stories back in 2004 claiming he and his team were involved in illegal activities. The cyclist was recently stripped of his Tour de France titles and Olympic medal amid new investigations but had, up »

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