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Arts and Entertainment

Biopic Of Lance Armstrong's Fall From Grace Is In The Works

Lance Armstrong attends the 2011 Pan-Massachusetts Challenge on August 6, 2011 in Bourne, Massachusetts. (Photo by Gail Oskin/Getty Images)
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The biopic originally meant to portray Lance Armstrong as a hero overcoming all odds hit a rough patch long ago. But a new biopic portraying Armstrong as a fallen hero is moving forward.

Paramount Pictures has struck a deal to create a movie based on the yet-to-be-published book called Cycle of Lies: The Fall of Lance Armstrong by Juliet Macur, a New York Times reporter who has covered Armstrong for the last decade, according to Deadline.

It probably didn't hurt that Armstrong confessed to doping in the first of a 2-part interview with Oprah Winfrey that aired last night. The "no-holds-barred interview" may not have satisfied his critics, but it did mark the first time Armstrong actually admitted to doping out loud.

Sony had a biopic starring Armstrong's friend Jake Gyllenhaal in the works. Armstrong was signed on to the project, and it was clearly supposed to be an inspiring story. But Deadline notes that it will probably be difficult for the studio to radically overhaul the storyline.