J.J. Abrams to produce Lance Armstrong biopic

January 18, 2013 - 9:32 PM
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FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2012 file photo, Lance Armstrong arrives at the 2012 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter held at Sunset Tower, in West Hollywood, Calif. Paramount Pictures and J.J. Abrams' production company, Bad Robot, are planning a biopic about the disgraced cyclist, a studio spokesperson said Friday, Jan. 18, 2013. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP Images, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — He's already gotten the Oprah treatment. Now Lance Armstrong is headed for the silver screen.

Paramount Pictures and J.J. Abrams' production company, Bad Robot, are planning a biopic about the disgraced cyclist, a studio spokeswoman said Friday.

They've secured the rights to New York Times reporter Juliet Macur's upcoming book "Cycle of Lies: The Fall of Lance Armstrong," due out in June. Macur covered the seven-time Tour de France winner for over a decade.

No director, writer, star or start date have been set.

Armstrong is in the midst of a two-part interview with Oprah Winfrey in which he admits to using performance-enhancing drugs to reach his historic victories, something he'd defiantly denied for years. The International Olympic Committee stripped him of his 2000 bronze medal this week.