Lance Armstrong Documentary Out Next Month
ABC News Correspondent, Jim Ryan tells AM 820 News what Armstrong is up to next:
If sports stories often fascinate for the ways in which they form distilled metaphors for human existence — the thrill of victory, the agony of defeat and everything in between — the saga of Lance Armstrong is particularly intriguing as an examination of public deception, conspiracy and how we are all susceptible to believing our own hype.
The first trailer for Alex Gibney’s documentary “The Armstrong Lie” finds the Oscar-winning filmmaker sparring with the disgraced cyclist. Gibney originally set out to make a film called “The Road Back” that would chronicle seven-time-winner Armstrong’s comeback to the Tour de France in 2009 after having survived cancer.
Armstrong didn’t win but Gibney nevertheless pressed on with the project, more or less completing his film. Then, in the face of growing evidence and accusations, in early 2013 Armstrong confessed in an interview with Oprah Winfrey that he was guilty of all the cheating he had previously denied. Gibney suddenly had more work to do.
“The Armstrong Lie” opens Nov. 8 in New York and Los Angeles.