Cast: Ben Foster, Chris O'Dowd, Guillaume Canet, Jesse Plemons
Director: Stephen Frears
Genre: Drama, Sport, Biopic
Running Time: 113 minutes
From Academy Award® nominated director Stephen Frears (The Queen, Philomena) and production company Working Title (The Theory of Everything, 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 in The Program.
Featuring a stellar cast including Ben Foster (The Mechanic, 30 Days of Night), Chris O'Dowd (Bridesmaids, The Sapphires), Guillaume Canet (Tell No One, Love Me If You Dare) and Jesse Plemons (Breaking Bad, Meeting Spencer), 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.
Following a grueling battle with cancer, Armstrong returned to cycling determined to win the Tour de France. With the help of his team and physician, Armstrong's incredible doping regime allowed him to dominate the world of cycling.
The Program grants access to Armstrong's supposed bullying, blood bags, back-stabs and beliefs while Sunday Times journalist David Walsh (O'Dowd) confronts the cyclist, only to be shunned by his reporting peers. As the cyclists stick together and Armstrong's life falls apart, this incredible story documents the rise and fall of cycling's sporting hero.
Based on the award-winning book Seven Deadly Sins by David Walsh, The Program takes you on a ride with Lance Armstrong, from champion and hero to legend and cheat. A must-watch for fans of investigation and all professional sports, The Program is available to own on Blu-ray™, DVD & Digital from March 24, 2016.
Interviews with Ben Foster, Chris O'Dowd, Stephen Frears, Jesse Plemons, David Millar, David Walsh, Guillaime Canet