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

(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.

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.
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)
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