The film follows the rise of pro-cyclist Lance Armstrong through the ’90s and early 2000s, battling cancer, as he and his fellow American teammates dominate and change the formerly European dominated sport of cycling. He wins the Tour de France an unprecedented seven times, and retires as one of the great sporting heroes of our time, and worth millions of dollars. On the other hand, David Walsh, sports writer, is at first charmed by Lance’s charisma and talent. Seven Tours later, and ostracised by the cycling community for speaking out, he believes the world is being sold a lie. A lone voice, it is several years before Lance is exposed.
Directed by Stephen Frears, the film stars Ben Foster as Lance Armstrong, Chris O’Dowd as David Walsh, as well as Lee Pace, Dustin Hoffman and Jesse Plemons.
The Program is set for release in France on September 23, but no news yet on when it will be released in other parts of the world.
Check out the trailer below.