20 January 2013 4:02 PM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

You knew this one was coming: as scandal-ridden cyclist Lance Armstrong spilled his guts to Oprah Winfrey on Us TV, someone was already planning a film about his epic rise and equally rapid fall. That someone is actually two someones: Jj Abrams and Bryan Burk, who have snapped up the rights to Juliet Macur’s book Cycle Of Lies: The Fall Of Lance Armstrong. Actually, we say book, but in keeping with so many of these page-based film adaptations, it’s still only a proposal at this point. Macur certainly has the necessary background knowledge, however, having covered Armstrong’s career for the New York Times across more than a decade.The Armstrong story is certainly a captivating one, and it’s not the first time that someone has tried to make a film about his life and achievements. Sadly for him, all the previous versions, which would have chronicled his Tour De France victories, »


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