StudioCanal and Working Title Films have revealed the first photo of Ben Foster as Lance Armstrong in director Stephen Frears’ upcoming Untitled Cycling Project. Filming started on Friday, October 18. Chris O’Dowd co-stars as journalist David Walsh, with Guillaume Canet and Jesse Plemons in key supporting roles.
The film charts the thrilling rise of pro-cyclist Lance Armstrong through the 90s and early 2000s, battling cancer, as he and his fellow American teammates dominate and change the quintessentially European sport of cycling. Winning the Tour de France an unprecedented seven times, Lance retires as one of the great sporting heroes of our time, and worth millions of dollars. David Walsh, sports writer, is at first charmed by Lance?s charisma and talent. Seven Tours later, and ostracised by the cycling community for speaking out, he believes the world is being sold a lie. A lone voice, it is several years before Lance is exposed.
The film is written by John Hodge, based on the book “Seven Deadly Sins: My Pursuit of Lance Armstrong” by Sunday Times journalist and Chief Sports Writer, David Walsh. The film will shoot on location in France and the UK.