Monday, July 13, 2009

Alex Gibney's Lance Armstrong Documentary - Los Angeles Times Article

Alex Gibney is currently in France, following Lance Armstrong for a documentary produced by Sony Pictures.  Gibney wrote about it on his blog for the Atlantic, and the LA Times recently picked up the story:
Hollywood loves beat-the-odds stories, and Sony hopes that Armstrong's return to racing after a 3 1/2 -year absence could prove as enthralling as any make-believe film. The currently financing a feature documentary chronicling Armstrong's attempt to win the world's most prestigious bike race.

"What interested me was the story of his comeback -- his will," said the documentary's director, Alex Gibney, the filmmaker behind "Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room" and the Oscar-winning "Taxi to the Dark Side." "I wanted to understand Lance and what makes him tick. And the more I know, the more compelling the story gets."
As of press time, Armstrong was in third place, so no matter the outcome of the Tour, he is definitely giving Gibney something major to film.

Check out Gibney's blog post about it here and see the full LA Times article here.

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