Written, directed and produced by Alex Gibney (Oscar winner for Taxi to the Dark Side and nominee for Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room)
Produced by Frank Marshall (Oscar-nominee for Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Color Purple and others) and Matthew Tolmach (The Amazing Spider-Man)
Featuring Lance Armstrong
Quick take: This doc, which started production years before Lance Armstrong confessed to doping, seems closest to Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer out of all Alex Gibney’s films.
Release date: November 8, 2013
Synopsis, via Jigsaw Productions:
In 2009 Alex Gibney was hired to make a film about Lance Armstrong’s comeback to cycling. The project was shelved when the doping scandal erupted, and re-opened after Armstrong’s confession.
THE ARMSTRONG LIE picks up in 2013 and presents a riveting, insider’s view of the unraveling of one of the most extraordinary stories in the history of sports. As Lance Armstrong himself says: “I didn’t live a lot of lies, but I lived one big one.”