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J.J. Abrams Is Producing a Movie About Lance Armstrong

In this handout photo provided by the Oprah Winfrey Network, Oprah Winfrey (not pictured) speaks with Lance Armstrong during an interview regarding the controversy surrounding his cycling career January 14, 2013 in Austin, Texas.  Oprah Winfrey’s exclusive no-holds-barred interview with Lance Armstrong, "Oprah and Lance Armstrong: The Worldwide Exclusive," has expanded to air as a two-night event on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.  The special episode of "Oprah’s Next Chapter" will air Thursday, January 17 from 9-10:30 p.m. ET/PT (as previously announced) and Friday, January 18 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

The entirety of Lance Armstrong's confessional interview with Oprah hasn't aired yet, but there's already a movie in development about his fall. Deadline reports that the film will be produced by Paramount and J.J. Abrams's Bad Robot and be based on Juliet Macur's book Cycle of Lies: The Fall of Lance Armstrong. There's no word yet on whether the film will focus on Armstrong's entire life or just the most recent events. 

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