Jay Roach Signs On To Direct Lance Armstrong Scandal Film

Jay Roach PhotoDeadline is reporting that Jay Roach has signed on to direct Warner Bros. Pictures upcoming film about the drug scandal surrounding repeat Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong. A few weeks ago, Paramount Pictures and Bad Robot Productions announced that they are working on their own adaptation of the scandal and were using Juliet Macur’s non-fiction book “Cycle of Lies” as the basis for their film. Neither film has a release date as yet.

Specifics are not yet known regarding precisely what approach Roach will take to the story, but the Austin Powers and Game Change director will be working from a screenplay by Scott Z. Burns and has secured life rights to Armstrong’s racing partner Tyler Hamilton.

Source: Deadline


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