Just days after the once celebrated Lance Armstrong admitted to doping during a sit-down talk with Oprah Winfrey, J.J. Abrams along with Paramount Pictures is preparing to do a biopic on the fallen cyclist.
"Following Lance Armstrong's admission to Oprah Winfrey that he used performance-enhancing drugs during his cycling career, J.J. Abrams is gearing up to produce a film about the cyclist's life. The biopic will reportedly be based on New York Times sportswriter Juliet Macur's upcoming book Cycle of Lies: The Fall of Lance Armstrong, to which the Lost producer and Paramount Pictures secured the movie rights."
Lance admitted to doping during his cycling career in a two hour interview with Oprah earlier this week. The former athlete apologized to all of his fans and reflected on the possibility of never being able to make a comeback telling Oprah, "I'm deeply sorry for what I did. I can say that thousands of times. It may never be enough to come back...I've lost all future income. You could look at the day and a half when people left. You asked me the cost. I don't like thinking about it but it was a $75 million day. All gone and probably never coming back...The ultimate crime is the betrayal of these people who support me and believed in me and they got lied to."
Armstrong was the recipient of seven Tour de France titles and other awards before being found guilty of doping. The former cyclist has since resigned from his position at LIVESTRONG and been stripped of all seven Tour de France titles.