Since the admission of foul play in the Lance Armstrong story, a book is in the making. Now, it is about to become a movie too.
The HarperCollins proposal to make “Cycle of Lies: The Fall of Lance Armstrong” isn’t on pages yet but soon will be. Now, Bad Robot has taken on the task of turning the sordid tale into a full-length feature film.
Juliet Macur, a reporter for New York Times, covered the story of Lance Armstrong and his fight against cancer from the late 90s to around 2005. Macur is writing the book that will give the world some insight about his life on his road to recovery.
Through Macur’s coverage, Armstrong inspired us. His fight for cancer collected multitudes of fans worldwide to help cancer researchers fight harder and faster for a cure. The wearing of multi-colored wristbands came from the Armstrong story. His story set him on a pedestal in the sporting world. This man who fought back against such a horrid disease and came from the fight stronger, healthier and ready to go another round.
As Armstrong confessed to Oprah his many years of steroid use, bullying of teammates and years of building mistrust of the public, he has also become one of the most controversial celebrities of all time. In June 2012, the USADA stopped the athlete from ever cycling in a race and dethroned him, in that shameful moment, of every medal he had won since the doping incidents had surfaced in 1998.
Sony was to take on a film in the mid-2000s. The movie was to take on the celebratory years of Armstrong’s bicycling fame and his triumphant win over cancer. Many celebrities were lining up to take on the lead role, however the movie never got off the planning board.
Bad Robot will step in and create the film – the tale – of Armstrong. His fight, his story and his dethroning will all be told in the upcoming feature.
Watch for “Cycle of Lies” at a theater near you.