Filmmaker Alex Gibney’s Lance Armstrong documentary isn’t exactly going to be the comeback story the cyclist first imagined.
Produced by Sony Pictures and now set to come out later this year from Sony Pictures Classics, Gibney’s film will be called “The Armstrong Lie,” Sony said Wednesday.
"We set out to make a movie about a comeback — with unlimited and unprecedented access to Armstrong and the inner workings of the Tour de France. Along the way, we ended up chronicling the collapse of one of the greatest myths and legends of our time,” producers Matt Tolmach and Frank Marshall said in a statement.
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 testicular cancer to his first Tour de France victory in 1999.