It has been reported that JJ Abrams, director of titles such as Star Trek, Mission Impossible and the TV series Lost, has bought the rights to the movie about Lance Armstrong’s life.
The movie, which has yet to be written, will be called Cycle Of Lies: The Fall Of Lance Armstong and will be put together by Juliet Macur, reporter from the New York Times, who has closely followed the rise and fall of the cycling star.
But, while the entire world of entertainment speculates over who will be playing the lead role of Lance himself, The Potato can exclusively reveal who has been cast as the main man: Charlie Sheen.
Abrams and his production crew had been looking at several leading male actors to fill the boots of the disgraced cyclist, but all unanimously decided on Sheen for a number of reasons. Commenting exclusively to The Potato, Abrams said:
We needed someone who understood the life of our main character Lance. Someone who can relate to him and someone who the audience can connect with. The role is perfect for Charlie, as he like Lance, has been riding for years under the influence of banned substances.
Abrams went on comment that Sheen has also had a fall from grace, has an obsessive addiction to winning like Lance and has experience in giving major, international TV interviews where nobody is quiet sure whether or not he is being honest, or just being mental.
Script writing will begin immediately and filming is expected to begin early 2014.
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