Warner Bros. Acquires Cycling Doping Scandal Picture for Jay Roach to Direct with Scott Burns Writing

     March 8, 2013

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Paramount and Warner Bros. may be working together on Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar, but the studios are each developing their own bicycle doping scandal pic.  Paramount and Bad Robot acquired the rights for book proposal Cycle of Lies: The Fall of Lance Armstrong by author Juliet Macur; Warner Bros. will instead tell the story of Armstrong’s teammate, Tyler Hamilton.  The studio has acquired Hamilton’s life rights and will tell the story of the former professional bike racer who was in Armstrong’s inner circle on the US Postal Service Team.  WB has set Scott Burns (Side Effects) to script the picture with Jay Roach (Recount, Game Change) set to direct.  Hit the jump for more.

tyler-hamilton-lance-armstrongDeadline reports that Roach will direct the cycling doping scandal pic centered around Hamilton for Warner Bros.  Roach is an interesting choice since his features tend to be comedic in nature, though his Emmy-winning HBO pics Game Change and Recount show he can handle historical dramas.

Hamilton, a former Olympic gold medalist, was an early insider who testified and came forward publicly on 60 Minutes to break the news.  Michael Radutzky, an executive producer at CBS News and senior producer for 60 Minutes, is also in talks to produce along with Roach, Charles Roven and Alex Gartner.  Warner Bros. is looking to acquire the rights of other key individuals involved in the story, creating the ability to explore the biggest and most sophisticated doping scandal in the history of sports, as long as they can compete with the quality of the Paramount picture, which may star Oscar-nominee Bradley Cooper as Armstrong.

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