Toronto film festival: Lance Armstrong's lies revealed in Gibney documentary
TORONTO, Canada (AFP) - A film about Lance Armstrong's cycling comeback, shot in 2009 but shelved when his doping denials began to unravel, had its own revival on Monday, offering fresh perspective on his lies.
Academy Award-winning director Alex Gibney was granted unprecedented access to Armstrong and his entourage for an entirely different sort of film, prior to the cyclist's fall from grace.
By the time the planned film was finished in 2010 it was "no longer relevant", Gibney said, in a move that could turn out to be fortuitous.
Taking a fresh look at the footage late last year, Gibney and producer Frank Marshall recognised that they had captured the incredible truth that had been "hiding in plain sight", he said.