StudioCanal and Working Title have revealed the first trailer, poster and new stills for Stephen Frears’ formerly-untitled Lance Armstrong biopic now named The Program, starring Ben Foster as the controversial cyclist. Check out the trailer and images below!
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 Program co-stars Chris O’Dowd, Guillaume Canet, Jesse Plemons, Dustin Hoffmam and Lee Pace, and is directed by Frears (Philomena, The Queen) from a screenplay by John Hodge (Trainspotting). It currently has no U.S. release date.