Biopic of disgraced cyclist in the works.
Following in the wake of Lance Armstrong’s interview with Oprah Winfrey last week, in which he admitted to using banned substances to reach his Tour de France victories, word has emerged that Paramount Pictures and JJ Abrams’ Bad Robot are developing a movie about the epic rise and fall of the disgraced cyclist.
According to Deadline, the Hollywood heavy hitters have acquired the rights to Juliet Macur’s upcoming book, ‘Cycle of Lies: The Fall of Lance Armstrong.’ A sports reporter for the New York Times, Macur has covered the former road racing cyclist for over a decade, through his recovery from cancer to his capturing seven Tour de France title, along with the allegations of doping, which he’d vehemently denied for years.
With the film being in the very early stages of development, a director, writer, or star have yet to be announced. So, who should portray Armstrong in the film? We wonder if Armstrong’s longtime friend Matthew McConaughey would be up for taking the role.