EXCLUSIVE: Roadside Points of interest has acquired North American rights to The Final Rider, the story of biking legend Greg LeMond, who got here again from a close to dying expertise to win his sport’s biggest race.
LeMond stays the one American man to win the Tour de France, a feat he completed 3 times – in 1986, 1989 and 1990 (Tour victories by Individuals Lance Armstrong and Floyd Landis have been vacated after they admitted utilizing banned performance-enhancing medicine). Remarkably, LeMond’s second and third Tour de France wins got here after he was practically killed in a searching accident, through which his brother-in-law by chance blasted him with a shotgun, hitting LeMond with 60 pellets. He misplaced 65 p.c of his blood, however in some way survived.
The documentary directed by Alex Holmes (Maiden, Cease at Nothing: The Lance Armstrong Story) might be launched in theaters on June 23.
“Deeply private and uncooked, director Alex Holmes’… poignant documentary options unique interviews with LeMond and his unwavering spouse Kathy, as they share their journey by means of trauma, the twists and turns of fame, and efficiency on a world stage,” Roadside stated in a launch. “Revealing what it takes bodily, psychologically, and emotionally to defy the chances, The Final Rider represents the world of athletics at its finest and is likely one of the biggest comeback tales in sports activities historical past.”
In an announcement, Holmes stated, “The Final Rider is a celebration not simply of athletic expertise however of the ability of affection to allow us to understand our potential, and generally even to realize that which the world thinks is inconceivable.”
The acquisition deal was negotiated by Roadside Points of interest Vice President Angel An, and MRC.
“Greg’s story is an epic instance of how extraordinary athletes give us new views on what is feasible,” An stated. “It’s precisely what all of us want now.”
The Final Rider premiered on the 2022 Telluride Movie Pageant. The movie is offered by MRC and produced by James Erskine (Pantani, Billie), Victoria Gregory (Maiden, Battle of The Sexes), and Sam Brayshaw (Maiden) for New Black Movies. The Final Rider additionally options unique interviews with Spain’s Pedro Delgado and France’s Cyrille Guimard, “in addition to archival interviews of Lauren Fignon, considered one of France’s biggest and most enigmatic cyclists.”
Since its founding twenty years in the past, Roadside Points of interest movies have grossed over $500 million and garnered 23 Academy Award nominations, the corporate notes. Current releases embrace Emily The Felony starring Aubrey Plaza and Theo Rossi; Terence Davis’ Benediction; The Forgiven starring Ralph Fiennes and Jessica Chastain; Gigi & Nate starring Charlie Rowe, Marcia Homosexual Harden, and Jim Belushi; The Good Home starring Sigourney Weaver and Kevin Kline; Phyllis Nagy’s drama Name Jane starring Elizabeth Banks and Sigourney Weaver; Rachel Lears’ Sundance Movie Pageant documentary To the Finish; My Completely happy Ending starring Andie MacDowell, and Paul Weitz’s revenge comedy Shifting On, starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin.
Upcoming movies embrace Ray Romano’s directorial debut Somewhere in Queens starring Romano, Laurie Metcalf, Jennifer Esposito and Sebastian Maniscalco; Charlie Day’s directorial characteristic movie Idiot’s Paradise starring Day, Ken Jeong, Kate Beckinsale, Oscar winner Adrien Brody, Jason Sudeikis, Edie Falco, Widespread, Jillian Bell, Dean Norris, Jimmi Simpson, and John Malkovich, and Dreamin’ Wild, directed by Academy Award and Emmy nominee Invoice Pohlad, starring Oscar winner Casey Affleck, Noah Jupe, Zooey Deschanel, Walton Goggins, Chris Messina, Jack Dylan Grazer, and Beau Bridges.