Director Alex Gibney (We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks) returns to the big screen with his latest documentary The Armstrong Lie, which centers on cyclist Lance Armstrong and was acquired by Sony Pictures Classics in July. Today, the studio has released the first trailer for this film that took nearly four years to make, following a long delay after the seven-time Tour de France winner's doping scandal made worldwide headlines. The film will be released in New York and Los Angeles theaters November 8, with a nationwide expansion to follow.
In 2009 Alex Gibney was hired to make a film about Lance Armstrong's comeback to cycling. The project was shelved when the doping scandal erupted, and re-opened after Armstrong's confession. "The Armstrong Lie picks up in 2013 and presents a riveting, insider's view of the unraveling of one of the most extraordinary stories in the history of sports. As Lance Armstrong himself says: "I didn't live a lot of lies, but I lived one big one."