Gibney is trying to get Armstrong to talk and will expand the film with new footage. He will also change the ending in order to incorporate Armstrong's latest punishment: on October 22nd, Armstrong was stripped of all the cycling titles that he had acquired from 1998 to the present, including his Tour de France championships from 1999 to 2005.
Two fictional takes on Armstrong's rise and fall, Sony's version of Armstrong's memoir "It's Not About the Bike" and a project from Ed Pressman ("Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps"), have been dropped. The Hollywood Reporter reports that after the past few months' allegations, there's a different story to tell. One agent explains, "It's not about him rising and becoming the greatest athlete. He has become a polarizing figure."
But a producer adds that even though the scandal has upped the dramatic quotient of the Armstrong story, it's "too tragic right now. You would need some sort of redemption at the end."