‘The Program’ Trailer, Dramatizing Lance Armstrong’s Meteoric Rise and Fall

The Program trailer

Ben Foster in The Program

Photo: Studio Canal

The first trailer for Stephen Frears‘ new movie The Program, taking a look at the Lance Armstrong doping scandal has arrived. Starring Ben Foster as Armstrong, the film is based on David Walsh’s book “Seven Deadly Sins” and follows the rise and fall of the cyclist star who would win the Tour de France seven times, survive his battle with cancer and subsequently fall from grace after being exposed taking performance enhancing drugs.

Along with Foster, the film co-stars Chris O’Dowd, Guillaume Canet, Lee Pace and Jesse Plemons.

As of now there is no U.S. distributor, but the film will hit theaters on September 23 in France and in Germany on October 8. Question is, will that stop it from making an appearance on the fall film festival circuit?

Watch the trailer below and check out four new pictures from the movie.