Rival Lance Armstrong movies race to the big screen

Jay Roach is set to helm a new movie based on the doping scandal that saw Lance Armstrong stripped of his seven Tour de France championships, Deadline reports.

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Warner Bros has acquired the untitled project, scripted by Side Effects‘s Scott Z. Burns. The package – put together by Charles Roven and Alex Gartner – contains the life rights to Armstrong’s fellow US Postal Service teammate Tyler Hamilton.

It was announced earlier this year that Paramount were planning a biopic on Armstrong with Bad Robot’s J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk.

Based on Juliet Macur’s pitch for the book Cycle of Lies: The Fall of Lance Armstrong, it had Bradley Cooper linked to the starring role.

Neither movie has a release date.

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