Watch: Ben Foster as Lance Armstrong in First 'The Program' Trailer
"No longer confined to Earth, now we have learned to fly…" StudioCanal UK has debuted a trailer for The Program, the Lance Armstrong film from Stephen Frears. Originally it was going to be a biopic, but after all the fallout it seems to have shifted to a story of "how he pulled that off", coming from the angle of one of the other racers and the journalist who was trying to find out the truth - David Walsh, as played by Chris O'Dowd. Actor Ben Foster plays Lance Armstrong, and he looks solid, everything I was expecting and more. I'm really looking forward to this, I want to see what sides of this story they play with, and this trailer is a big tease. The cast includes Lee Pace, Jesse Plemons and Guillaume Canet. Give this a look.
Here's the first official trailer for Stephen Frears' The Program, direct from StudioCanal's YouTube:
From Academy Award nominated director Stephen Frears (of 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. Based on 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. The film will be released in Europe later this fall, but still needs a US release. For more visit the official site.