The Lance Armstrong Documentary Explores His Controversial Career

By: Corinne Guirgis - Jun 14, 2015
References: theprogrammovie & hypebeast
Obstacles from cancer to cheating scandals, idol status and falls from grace are just some of the obstacles that have plagued Lance Armstrong's career and will serve as a draw to 'The Program' – the new Lance Armstrong documentary that will shed light on the controversial cyclist.

Starring Chris O’Dowd as journalist David Walsh and Ben Foster as Lance Armstrong, the biopic will focus on the relentless pursuit of the truth behind one of the world's most recognizable athletes. Armstrong's inspiring story of beating cancer and winning the Tour De France seven times came to a crashing halt when he was exposed for his use of performance enhancing drugs.

The dramatic film, directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Stephen Frears, is one in a series of dramatizations of modern and relevant controversies such as 'The Social Network' that seek to go behind the scenes and immortalize heavily publicized events through a medium that extends beyond the news media to a wider audience.