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J.J. Abrams’s Lance Armstrong Biopic Is Moving Forward

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 tour de biopics about disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong appears to be going one more lap, as Paramount's J.J. Abramsproduced project has found its writer. Deadline reports that D.V. DeVincentis, a reporter who covered the cyclist for more than a decade at the New York Times, has signed on to pen a script based on the book Cycle Of Lies: The Fall Of Lance Armstrong by Juliet Macur. Now, don’t confuse this with the film based on sportswriter David Walsh’s Seven Deadly Sins: My Pursuit of Lance Armstrong — Ben Foster’s starring in that one. This also isn’t Red Blooded American, in which Bradley Cooper will star. If you need to kick off your years-long Armstrong movie marathon right now, you can check out the newly released documentary The Armstrong Lie.

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