Watch Ben Foster as Lance Armstrong in the domestic The Program trailer
StudioCanal and Working Title have revealed the domestic The Program trailer, which features Ben Foster in the leading role of Lance Armstrong. Academy Award nominee Stephen Frears (The Queen, Philomena) directs the October 16 release. Check out The Program trailer out in the player below!
Following a gruelling battle with cancer, Lance returned to his cycling career in 1999 more determined than ever and with his sights set firmly on winning the Tour de France. With the help of the infamous Italian physician Michele Ferrari and team director Johan Bruyneel, he developed the most sophisticated doping program in the history of the sport. This program allowed Lance and his American teammates to dominate the world of cycling, winning the Tour an unprecedented seven times.
However not everyone believed the fairytale…Sunday Times journalist, David Walsh, at first charmed by Lance’s charisma and talent, soon began to question whether the ‘world’s greatest athlete’ was ‘clean’. Walsh sought to unveil the truth, his ensuing battle with Armstrong risked his own career, ostracised him from the cycling community and cost his paper, The Sunday Times, hundreds of thousands in legal costs. But the indefatigable Walsh eventually uncovered the truth when a select few prepared to talk came forward, exposing one of the greatest deceptions of our time.
John Hodge (Trainspotting) provides The Program screenplay, which is inspired by David Walsh’ award winning book, Seven Deadly Sins.
The Program co-stars Chris O’Dowd (“The IT Crowd,” Thor: The Dark World), Guillaume Canet (In the Name of My Daughter, “Platane”), Jesse Plemons (“Breaking Bad,” “Fargo”), Dustin Hoffman (The Cobbler, Chef) and Lee Pace (The Hobbit, Guardians of the Galaxy).
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