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J.J. Abrams to Make Armstrong Movie

Livestrong … in living color. The Lance Armstrong doping scandal, predictably, is headed to the big screen. J.J. Abrams (the mastermind behind Lost) and Paramount Pictures are teaming to make a film based on Juliet Macur’s book proposal Cycle of Lies: The Fall of Lance Armstrong, which has yet to receive a release date. Macur is a sports reporter for The New York Times, and has been following Armstrong for more than a decade. An earlier Armstrong biopic was in the works back in the Lance-is-a-hero days and was set to star Jake Gyllenhaal, but was scrapped in light of the doping allegations.