JJ Abrams eyes DV DeVincentis to write Armstrong biopic

Los Angeles: Filmmaker JJ Abrams is eyeing screenwriter DV DeVincentis to write his new Lance Armstrong biopic for Paramount Pictures.

The `Star Trek Into Darkness` director and Paramount Pictures are set to produce a movie based on New York Times journalist Juliet Macur`s book `Cycle of Lies: The Fall Of Lance Armstrong` and they are close to signing the `Grosse Pointe Blank` writer to pen the script, reported Deadline.

The film would follow the cyclist`s controversial career and personal trials and tribulations, including his bout with testicular cancer and his seven Tour de France victories, which were stripped away after it was discovered he used performance enhancing drugs.

The movie is one of three Armstrong films in the works but was the first to be announced.