Rights purchased for planned ‘Cycle of Lies’ film about Armstrong
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Saturday, January 19, 2013

Rights purchased for planned ‘Cycle of Lies’ film about Armstrong

by Shane Stokes at 8:13 PM EST   comments
Categories: Pro Cycling, Doping
Movie will come after separate documentary by Oscar winner Alex Gibney

Lance ArmstrongWith a Hollywood movie tipped to happen since the early 2000s, it finally looks like one or more films about Lance Armstrong’s life will make it to the big screens in 2013 or 2014.

In addition to an Alex Gibney documentary provisionally titled The Road Back, which has been in filming since Armstrong’s return to racing, and which will be released later this year, it has emerged that a new project is likely to be made about his fall from grace.

According to Hollywood Reporter, rights have been purchased by Paramount Pictures and J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot for a movie, which will be based on a book about Armstrong tentatively entitled Cycle of Lies.

The book will be written by New York Times journalist Juliet Macur, and is due to be published in June of this year. Harper Collins paid a rumoured six figure advance for the project last November, and Macur is currently working on it.

It is not yet clear when the film would be released.

Armstrong has already had screentime, with two halves of an interview with Oprah Winfrey being broadcast on Thursday and Friday.

He admitted doping in those, bringing to an end years of denial.


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