New Trailer For 'The Program', Details On Ben Foster's Incredible Transformation!!

By Matt O'Bryant

What's up guys and gals,

For anyone who has been a film fan for the past decade has seen the insanely talented Ben Foster show up in big or small films and steal the film from A-list actors almost every single time.  The guy is just incredible, and its a shame he has yet to be nominated for an academy award!  If you haven't seen 3:10 to Yuma, go check it out, the guy out shines Both Russell Crowe and Christian Bale.  Its actually amazing that this guy has yet to become an "A-list actor" and/or a household name.  Well prepare for that to change!

With his new film The Program, Ben Foster transforms himself into legendary and disgraced hero Lance Armstrong who won the Tour de France seven times.  Perhaps the Academy and audiences will begin to notice Ben Foster just a bit more in the future.  We have an incredible new trailer for the film below, but first we have a piece from an interview Foster did with The Guardian in which he talks about the insane lengths he went to in preparing for the role.

Foster revealed that he literally participated in the same doping program that Armstrong himself went through:

I don’t want to talk about the names of the drugs I took… Even discussing it feels tricky because it isn’t something I’d recommend to fellow actors. These are very serious chemicals and they affect your body in real ways. For my own investigation it was important for me privately to understand it. And they work.
— Ben Foster

Like any drug used to affect or augment the body, there are, of course, side effects and complications from withdrawal. Foster addressed this as well:

There’s a fallout. Doping affects your mind. It doesn’t make you feel high. There are behaviours when you’ve got those chemicals running through your body that serve you on the bike but which, when you’re not … I’ve only just recovered physically. I’m only now getting my levels back.
— Ben Foster

Check out the trailer below:


From Academy Award® nominated director Stephen Frears (The Queen, Philomena) and producers Working Title (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.

Based on the award winning book “Seven Deadly Sins” by David Walsh, and featuring a stellar cast including Ben Foster, Chris O’Dowd, Guillaume Canet (Tell No One) and Jesse Plemons (Breaking Bad), this tense and suspenseful thriller looks at how one of the greatest deceptions in the modern era was uncovered while Armstrong convinced the world he was a hero, winning the Tour de France seven times.
— Official Synopsis