I know imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. But you’d think The Hollywood Reporter would get sick of following Deadline’s lead. Of course we scoop the news first. But here’s another case in point: back in August, I posted Lance Armstrong Biopic: Now Or Never? when he was about to be banned from cycling for life by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. So I wrote: “Did Hollywood miss its chance to tell a fascinating hero’s story? Or is there now an even more complex and interesting saga? His ending is not neat and tidy: rather, it’s messy and sad. It also should be a movie, albeit a different one from first envisioned by Sony Pictures.” THR did the same antihero story today – 3 months later.
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