The story of shamed cyclist Lance Armstrong, who cheated his way to seven Tour de France titles, is heading to the big screen after Star Trek director Jj Abrams optioned the forthcoming book Cycle of Lies by New York Times reporter Juliet Macur.
Abrams's proposed film is the first to be announced since Armstrong admitted during a television interview with Oprah Winfrey that an extensive programme of blood doping and steroid use played a part in all seven of his consecutive Tour de France victories.
Macur has covered the American's career for many years from his return to cycling after battling cancer in 1998, the glory years of 1999 to 2005, the allegations of cheating that dogged him throughout the latter stages of his career and his Tour de France comeback in 2009.
The Armstrong »
- Ben Child
Similar News ItemsJ.J. Abrams
- Daisy Ridley, Elizabeth Debicki Join ‘Peter Rabbit’ Live-Action/Animated Hybrid (Exclusive) (From Variety - Film News. 26 September 2016, 6:00 AM, PDT)
- Netflix Acquires Rights to Oren Uziel’s ‘Shimmer Lake’ Starring Benjamin Walker (Exclusive) (From Variety - Film News. 23 September 2016, 11:12 AM, PDT)
- Westworld Review: For a Series About Robots, HBO's Drama Has a Lotta Heart (From TVLine.com. 23 September 2016, 9:35 AM, PDT)
Star Trek (2009)
- New images from Wonder Woman see Gal Gadot in action (From Flickeringmyth. 26 September 2016, 9:00 AM, PDT)
- The CW at 10: How the Network Found Its Footing With Superheroes & Strong Women (From Variety - TV News. 23 September 2016, 10:15 AM, PDT)
- Kirk is feeling a little lonely in deleted scene from Star Trek Beyond (From Flickeringmyth. 22 September 2016, 7:50 AM, PDT)
- Michael Jordan -- Praised By Oprah ... 'I Love Him, He's Great' (Video) (From TMZ. 26 September 2016, 7:44 AM, PDT)
- ‘The 13th’ Trailer: Ava DuVernay’s New York Film Festival Opener Takes A Hard Look At Racism In America — Watch (From Indiewire. 26 September 2016, 7:30 AM, PDT)
- Barack Obama and George W. Bush Unite at Opening of First National Museum Devoted to African-American History (From PEOPLE.com. 24 September 2016, 11:45 AM, PDT)