Several weeks before Lance Armstrong came clean and admitted to doping on Oprah, he called up Alex Gibney — the filmmaker who had been documenting the cyclist since 2009.
Armstrong lied to Gibney’s face throughout filming, and for that, Gibney requested a few more interviews to set the record straight.
In the film’s recently released trailer, Armstrong acknowledges the likeability of his famed story: “A cancer survivor overcoming the disease comes back and wins. Yeah, they liked that.”
Gibney’s film, which had already wrapped before Armstrong’s admission, went from “The Road Back,” a story about an admirable cyclist’s comeback year, to “The Armstrong Lie,” a story that cuts between Armstrong then and now.
In the trailer Gibney says, “This is not a story about doping. It’s a story about power and the story became hanging onto that power.”
“The Armstrong Lie” is out in theatres soon, here’s the trailer:
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