Watch: Ben Foster as Lance Armstrong in First 'The Program' Trailer

June 11, 2015
Source: YouTube

The Program

"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:

The Program Poster

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.

Find more posts: Indies, To Watch, Trailer



Ben Foster is a star

tgrtjake on Jun 11, 2015


The poster is sweet.

Franklin Carpio on Jun 11, 2015


Great trailer.

ragethorn on Jun 11, 2015


At least, Ben Foster looks good in this ...

shiboleth on Jun 11, 2015


It's funny because he was cheat. It always get censored on here but Armstrong was a super C * N T. What a horrible bastard.

Carpola on Jun 11, 2015


Great choice to choose Ben foster but Lance Armstrong is with Bill Clinton,colin Powell the biggest liar America has ever seen! It's a disgrace of man to use your sickness to make money, and than use dope to win the tour the France 7x... No morals at all...

ari smulders on Jun 11, 2015


Although I agree, the man is a cheater and that sucks but lets be real. It's not like he's alone. I remember reading an article where they went down the list and it wasn't until the guy that came in 17th place that they found someone not doping. All of them do it and it makes sense, the body has to be on something to do what these guys do. Not saying thats wrong or right but people act like he's this solo doper lol.

IamSlave on Jun 11, 2015


Ofcourse all of cycling is infested with dopehead for ages, but Lance is the biggest. He let the people believe you can overcome cancer by working hard and win the tour the France 7x times. Millions he made with his organization and always deniying he used extras and everybody who tell something would feel his wrath by kicking him out him his team. He was the don Corleone of cycling! Realy he was the devil with a yellow shirt 🙂

ari smulders on Jun 11, 2015


The subtle prosthestics are creeping me out.

DAVIDPD on Jun 11, 2015



Xerxexx on Jun 11, 2015


I didn't see his name in this article, but I'm pretty sure I saw Dustin Hoffman in there too.

kuzosake on Jun 12, 2015


Foster looks like he's captured the unbalanced, self loving, drug using Armstrong well. Almost too well. Very creepy.

Quanah on Jun 12, 2015


What? He used performance-enhancing drugs???

Huck PS on Jun 13, 2015


Start Earning $90 each day for working on the net from your home for several hours every day... Get paid regularly weekly... Everything you need is a personal computer, internet connection, and also a little sparetime...

Rose721856 on Jun 21, 2015

New comments are no longer allowed on this post.



Subscribe to our feed -or- daily newsletter:
Follow Alex's main account on twitter:
For the latest posts only - follow this one:

Add our updates to your Feedly - click here

Get the latest posts sent in Telegram Telegram