Sony Pictures Classics has unveiled the first trailer for Alex Gibney’s doc The Armstrong Lie, which is a story told in two parts. What begins as Gibney chronicling Lance Armstrong’s 2009 return to the Tour de France ultimately becomes a story about the cyclist’s doping and his lies to cover it up for all these years.
Having played film festivals in Venice and Toronto, and the most recent New York Film Festival, The Armstrong Lie is the second Alex Gibney documentary of the year. The other, titled We Steal Secrets is about WikiLeaks and its founder Julian Assange.
Gibney has become quite prolific as a documentarian in recent years, making films on a wide range of subjects and personalities including, Eliot Spitzer (Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer) and “Casino” Jack Abramoff (Casino Jack and the United States of Money).
Here’s the first trailer for Alex Gibney’s documentary The Armstrong Lie, in high def from Apple:
In what has been described as the biggest sports scandal in history, The Armstrong Lie looks to examine Lance Armstrong’s doping and the power he accumulated as a means to combat the cheating allegations. Sony Pictures Classics will release the documentary in limited theaters beginning November 8, 2013.