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JJ Abrams buys rights for Lance Armstrong movie - here's who we would cast
At this stage we should just buy up an abandoned warehouse, foldy-out chairs and call ourselves producers.

REPORTS THIS MORNING have revealed Star Trek director, and creator of LOST, JJ Abrams will produce a movie on Lance Armstrong’s fall from grace.

The director/producer has reportedly bought the rights to a planned biography, by New York Times reporter Juliet Macur.

The working title is ‘Cycle of Lies: The Fall of Lance Armstrong’.

Speculation will now begin on who should play the disgraced cyclist, who was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles, after a damning report by the US Anti-Doping Agency found him to be guilty of using performance enhancing drugs.

We’ve saved JJ the effort by casting the movie on his behalf.

JJ Abrams buys rights for Lance Armstrong movie - here's who we would cast
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  • Lance Armstrong (played by Aaron Eckhart)

  • Paul Kimmage (played by Gabriel Byrne)

  • David Walsh (played by Terence Stamp)

  • Kristin Armstrong (played by Rebecca Romijn)

  • Michele Ferrari (played by Max 'A.L.F' Wright)

  • Emma O'Reilly (played by Imelda May)

  • Betsy Andreu (played by Sandra Bullock - left)

  • Travis Tygart (played by Eddie Jemison)

  • Oprah Winfrey (played by Queen Latifah)

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