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The first trailer for THE PROGRAM just dropped online and tells the story of Lance Armstrong, an American road cyclist who won seven times in the Tour De France but was stripped of his wins due to testing positive for performance enhancing drugs.

Ben Foster (3:10 To Yuma, Lone Survivor) is a criminally underrated actor, in 3:10 To Yuma he starred alongside Russell Crowe and Christian Bale and managed to deliver a more memorable performance than both of those Oscar Winning actors. He stars as Lance Armstrong, the famed cyclist turned disgraced sports figure. Lance Armstrong's spectacular rise and catastrophic fall is a story that more than deserves a feature film and at the helm is director Stephen Frears (Philomena). Co-starring is Chris O'Dowd (Thor: The Dark World), the journalist who studied Armstrong and unveiled his lies.

The Program should be Ben Foster's most showcasing role to date as he's best known for taking supporting roles in low key projects. Some of you may recognize him as Angel from X-Men: The Last Stand and he will appear in Duncan Jones' Warcraft.

I really loved the trailer for The Program, I think this is certainly an interesting story and the cast seems fantastic but most of all it's because of Ben Foster. This is an actor I look forward to in every film he's in because I know he'll rise to any challenge and the role of Armstrong will certainly be a challenge for the actor as this is a very complex role.

The Program hits theaters this fall.

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