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Never one to shy away from scandalous true stories, Stephen Frears tackles the controversial Lance Armstrong doping scandal in his new drama, “The Program.” The film had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival over the weekend, where lead actor Ben Foster earned substantial praise for his performance as the disgraced cycling icon. Chris O’Dowd, Dustin Hoffman, Jesse Plemons and Lee Pace co-star in the film, which was written by “Trainspotting” scribe John Hodge.
“In ‘The Program,’ Stephen delivers a brilliant, uncompromising portrait of the downfall of an international hero, and deftly documents the incredible behind-the-scenes incidents that led to the revelation of a scandal that gripped the entire world. We are thrilled to share this fascinating and shocking true story with audiences in North America,” said Berry Meyerowitz, President of Momentum Pictures.
The North American Deal was brokered by Aska Yamaguchi at STUDIOCANAL and by Larry Greenberg and Katharyn Howe for Momentum Pictures. The film will be released in winter of 2016.