The Program

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From Academy Award® nominated director Stephen Frears (The Queen, Philomena) and producers Working Title Films (The Theory Of Everything, Everest, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), comes the true story of the meteoric rise and fall of one of the most celebrated... read more
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From Academy Award® nominated director Stephen Frears (The Queen, Philomena) and producers Working Title Films (The Theory Of Everything, Everest, 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, the world-renowned Tour de France champion. The world needs heroes and Lance Armstrong was the ultimate sporting hero. Following a gruelling battle with cancer, Lance returned to his cycling career in 1999 more determined than ever and with his sights set firmly on winning the Tour de France. With the help of the infamous Italian physician Michele Ferrari and team director Johan Bruyneel, he developed the most sophisticated doping program in the history of the sport. This program allowed Lance and his American teammates to dominate the world of cycling, winning the Tour an unprecedented seven times. However not everyone believed the fairytale...Sunday Times journalist, David Walsh, at first charmed by Lance’s charisma and talent, soon began to question whether the ‘world’s greatest athlete’ was ‘clean’. Walsh sought to unveil the truth, his ensuing battle with Armstrong risked his own career, ostracised him from the cycling community and cost his paper, The Sunday Times, hundreds of thousands in legal costs. But the indefatigable Walsh eventually uncovered the truth when a select few prepared to talk came forward, exposing one of the greatest deceptions of our time. Inspired by the award winning book ‘Seven Deadly Sins’ by David Walsh, and featuring a stellar cast including Ben Foster (Lone Survivor), Chris O'Dowd (Calvary), Guillaume Canet (Tell No One) and Jesse Plemons (Breaking Bad), THE PROGRAM is a tense and suspenseful thriller.

Original Release

09/16/2015

US Release

03/18/2016

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Cast

Lee Pace Bill Stapleton
Ben Foster Lance Armstrong
Chris O'Dowd David Walsh
Dustin Hoffman Bob Hamman
Jesse Plemons Floyd Landis
Bryan Greenberg Floyd's Buddy
Guillaume Canet Dr. Ferrari / Medecin Michele Ferrari
Edward Hogg Frankie Andreu
Denis Menochet Johan Bruyneel
Elaine Cassidy Betsy Andreu
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Stephen Frears

Writers

John Hodge, David Walsh

Cast

Lee Pace Bill Stapleton
Ben Foster Lance Armstrong
Chris O'Dowd David Walsh
Dustin Hoffman Bob Hamman
Jesse Plemons Floyd Landis
Bryan Greenberg Floyd's Buddy
Guillaume Canet Dr. Ferrari / Medecin Michele Ferrari
Edward Hogg Frankie Andreu
Denis Menochet Johan Bruyneel
Elaine Cassidy Betsy Andreu
Laura Donnelly Emma O'Reilly
Chris Larkin John Wilcockson
Sid Phoenix Tony
Peter Wight Sunday Times Editor
Nathan Wiley Charles Pelkey
Mark Little Rupert Guinness
Michael G. Wilson Lance's Doctor
Oprah Winfrey Self
Eddy Merckx Self
Philippe Smolikowski Jean-Michel Rouet

Producers

Liza Chasin Executive Producer
Olivier Courson Executive Producer
Amelia Granger Executive Producer
Ron Halpern Executive Producer
Tim Bevan Producer
Eric Fellner Producer
Raphaël Benoliel Producer
Matthieu Rubin Producer
Tracey Seaward Producer
Kate Solomon Producer

Editors

Valerio Bonelli

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