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Monday
Jan212013

J.J. Abrams To Bring Lance Armstrong's Disgrace To The Big Screen.

Here's a pretty strong indicator of where our culture likes to put our attention.  Unless you have been living under a rock, you're familiar with Lance Armstrong's recent falling from grace.  A championship biker who won the prestigious Tour De France a whopping seven consecutive times, all while battling cancer, he was a classic inspirational story.  Until, that is, it came out that he was using performance enhancing drugs, an allegation he recently fessed up to on Oprah.  Now, we're getting a movie about him.

It's to be produced by sci-fi heavy J.J. Abrams, and will be based on the book Cycle of Lies: The Fall of Lance Armstrong.  Studios had been trying to make films about the athlete for years when he was still admired, with planned stars like Matt Damon, but it was never able to get off the ground.  I'm going to take a wild guess and say that the project will be come to fruition much more quickly.  As the Green Goblin said, he only thing we love more then a hero is to see a hero fall.

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