A Film On Lance Armstrong With JJ Abrams At The Helm
A movie was bound to be made on the whole Lance Armstrong controversy sooner than later. Well, it seems it’s going to be sooner than later. Turns out, a movie based on the book Cycle of Lies which, is about Armstrong and as you must have already guessed…his web of lies that he spun over the years. JJ Abrams shall be directing the film. Probably, the makers of the film were waiting for Armstrong to officially confess before they announced the project so there are no legal hassles or lawsuits later on. Therefore no sooner did he confess that the movie was announced.
It seems like this movie and probably a few others like it will basically not let Armstrong forget the sin he committed by doing what he did and then lying for years about it. The project is going to be collaboration between Paramount Pictures and Abram’s production company Bad Robot. Seems like, Abrams is keen to make the movie while the issue is still fresh in people’s memories. It would be interesting to see, who he casts in the role of Lance Armstrong.
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Interestingly Sony already had a project in the pipeline, which was to be based on Armstrong’s life. Jake Gyllenhaal was connected with the project and was slated to play Armstrong. But, the movie was announced before Armstrong’s scandalous confession and was suppose to show Armstrong as this hero who survived cancer and beat all odds to become a winner after coming back from the jaws of death. Surely, this movie can’t get made now that, the man himself has admitted to everything. Sony and Gyllenhaal must both be heaving a sigh of relief that the movie didn’t get made or release before the confession, as it would have been hugely embarrassing for the studio and the actor.
Also it turns out; Gyllenhaal is a good friend of Armstrong’s. One can’t help but wonder if he is one of the many guys who Armstrong called to apologize for being a liar and a cheat. After all, Armstrong did claim he called all those people he lied to and hurt over the years. Coming back to this new film; reportedly it is in the very early stages of production and the only thing confirmed is the fact that Abrams will be directing it. Probably, Abrams could ask Jake if he would still be interested in playing Lance Armstrong, only in a different film.
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