Paramount & Bad Robot Move Quick to Make Lance Armstrong Film
by Ethan Anderton
January 18, 2013
Well, that was quick. Just days after famed cyclist and cancer crusader Lance Armstrong sat down with Oprah Winfrey and admitted to doping in an effort to help win Tour de France titles, Deadline reports Paramount Pictures and Bad Robot have already closed a deal for the rights to Cycle Of Lies: The Fall Of Lance Armstrong, a book proposal set up at Harper Collins about the rise and fall of this inspiring and now tainted athletic idol. Juliet Marcur, a New York Times sports reporter is behind the book, and she's probably the best source since she's been following Armstrong for over ten years now. But is it all too soon?
The fast move is obviously just to make sure the popular story is secure for the future, but there's no guarantee this is a movie we'll see in a year or two. While it's a hot topic now, plenty more scandals will have taken the spotlight by the time this movie gets released. Sony was already working on an Armstrong project awhile back, but dropped it when he started to fade as a hero. However, maybe they'll reconsider and change what was supposed to be a hero's tale into a fall from grace. The question is, who should take on the role of Armstrong hismelf? My vote goes to Aaron Eckhart, mostly for the looks. What do you think?