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Watch: Ben Foster Wows as Lance Armstrong in First Trailer for ‘The Program’

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

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Might some awards attention be coming Ben Foster’s way?

Based on the newly-released trailer of “The Program” (posted above), the star of “The Messenger” and “Lone Survivor” looks to be a perfect fit as Lance Armstrong, the international cyclist superstar who was caught using banned performance-enhancing substances.

He’s not the only reason “The Program” has us excited. The project comes from Stephen Frears, Oscar-nominated director of “The Queen” and “Philomena,” and stars in supporting roles, among others, Dustin Hoffman and Chris O’Dowd. The film centers on a suspicious Irish journalist (O’Dowd) who investigates whether Armstrong’s remarkable run of victories was truly achieved without cheating.

Expectations are high on “The Program,” which is still without a U.S. release date. But judging by this thrilling debut trailer, distributors have to be looking at Frears’ latest as a prime awards season candidate.

Watch the trailer above.

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