Filmmaker Alex Gibney’s
"We set out to make a movie about a comeback — with unlimited and unprecedented access to Armstrong and the inner workings of the
Sony and Armstrong have a long relationship. For years, the studio developed a movie based on the cyclist's 2000 memoir, "It's Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life," which chronicled Armstrong's recovery from metastasized
In 2009, Sony shifted gears, saying it would finance a documentary about the cyclist's return from retirement, following him as he competed in that year's Tour de France. Armstrong finished third, with worse news around the corner.
Last year, the
In the middle of production on the documentary, Gibney (whose most recent film is “We Steal Secrets: The Story of
"Maybe the most daunting part of telling this story is that Lance is so very good at telling his own story," Gibney said at the time. "There are levels within levels. He's a masterful producer-director of his own myth."