The first major biographical film of Lance Armstrong since the doping scandal comes in the form of Stephen Frears’ latest project. The Philomena director has enlisted the help of Ben Foster as the athlete and Chris O’Dowd to bring the story to life on screen, and it certainly looks like it has potential.
The producers certainly know how to sell an Oscar contender, and with an end of year release in the UK don’t rule this out. The Program hits our cinemas late 2015.
From Academy Award® nominated director Stephen Frears (The Queen, Philomena) and producers Working Title (The Theory Of Everything, Everest, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), comes the true story of the meteoric rise and fall of one of the most celebrated and controversial men in recent history, Lance Armstrong.
Inspired by the award winning book “Seven Deadly Sins” by David Walsh, and featuring a stellar cast including Ben Foster, Chris O’Dowd, Guillaume Canet (Tell No One) and Jesse Plemons (Breaking Bad), this tense and suspenseful thriller looks at how one of the greatest deceptions in the modern era was uncovered while Armstrong convinced the world he was a hero, winning the Tour de France seven times.