It’s like a normal documentary about Lance Armstrong, but on steroids.
The Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney has been responsible for some of the best documentaries to hit cinemas in the last decade. Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, Taxi to the Dark Side and Mea Maxima Culpa were all stunning pieces of work, and now we have the first trailer for Gibney’s Lance Armstrong project, The Armstrong Lie.
The documentary, which began shooting in 2009, was originally a celebratory project about the remarkable comeback of cycling’s brightest star. Instead, Gibney’s team were present when sport’s biggest cheat admitted to years of doping.
It made for a very different, more interesting and more cynical film. Instead of providing the insight into a champion, it charted the deserved destruction of an icon.
On the face of this great trailer, it looks like a must for all cycling and sports fans.
Apparently power and wealth corrupts. Who would have thought it?
The Armstrong Lie is released on 31st January 2014. And that’s the truth. (Liar - Ed)