Paramount Pictures and J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot have secured the rights to Cycle of Lies: The Fall of Lance Armstrong by NY Times sportswriter Juliet Macur.
The controversial story of Lance Armstrong may soon hit theaters now that Paramount Pictures and Star Trek director J.J. Abrams’ production company, Bad Robot, have landed the rights to New York Times writer Juliet Macur’s upcoming book Cycle of Lies: The Fall of Lance Armstrong that will be published in June 2013.
Hollywood Reporter confirms that Paramount and Bad Robot snapped up the rights to Cycle of Lies after HarperCollins secured the rights to the book in November in a six figure advance.
The news comes on the heels of Lance Armstrong admitting to Oprah this week that he used performance enhancing drugs to become one of the greatest cyclists of all-time. Now, however, Armstrong is the most disgraced cyclist of all time.
In his interview with Oprah, Lance Armstrong admitted to using performance enhancing drugs, including EPO. “All the fault and blame is on me,” said Armstrong, “and a lot of that is momentum and I lost myself in all that. I couldn’t handle it. The story is so bad and toxic and a lot of it is true.”
As THR reports, Juliet Macur’s Cycle of Lies comes after her time covering Lance Armstrong for the past two decades, from his cancer recovery to Armstrong’s recent fall from grace.
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