Get Ready for Lance Armstrong Movie
JJ Abrams has movie rights to upcoming investigative book
By Polly Davis Doig, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 20, 2013 8:46 AM CST
In this July 24, 2005 file photo, Luke Armstrong, rear right, tries to touch the winner's trophy held by his father, Lance Armstrong, after Armstrong won his seventh Tour de France.   (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)

(Newser) – On the heels of his small-screen appearance, Lance Armstrong looks to be headed to the big screen: The Hollywood Reporter confirms that director JJ Abrams has secured the movie rights to a coming book by New York Times writer Juliet Macur, Cycle of Lies: The Fall of Lance Armstrong. Macur covered cycling and Armstrong through his seven Tour de France titles. Her book is due in June.

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Woftt
Jan 22, 2013 12:26 PM CST
Did anyone read the story before commenting? I haven't seen the book but with a title like "Cycle of Lies: The Fall of Lance Armstrong." I'm gonna guess it's not going to be a very flattering portrayal.
793tango
Jan 20, 2013 4:28 PM CST
I suppose it was inevitable, America being America. but I won't be watching.
Antagonist
Jan 20, 2013 2:19 PM CST
A$$HOLE !!!!!! Every cent should go straight to charity!