Alex Gibney

Stephen Frears’ Lance Armstrong biopic starts filming Friday

It looks like the first dramatic movie about Lance Armstrong to hit the screen will be Stephen Frears’ as-yet-untitled production starring Ben Foster as the disgraced former professional cyclist. Filming starts in London on Friday and the producers recently put out a call for riders, coaches and mechanics to perform as extras.

Long-awaited Lance Armstrong movie to be released this year as 'The Armstrong Lie'

In 2009 Oscar-wining director Alex Gibney (Enron: The Smartest Guys in the RoomTaxi to the Dark Side) set out to make a documentary about Lance Armstrong’s comeback. The story didn’t quite unfold as expected and now Sony Pictures Classics has announced that it will release the resulting movie, The Armstrong Lie, later this year.

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