Actor chosen for lance armstrong biopic the fumble yet another lance armstrong movie has been confirmed to be in the works, with stephen frears set to direct ben foster as the disgraced cyclist. The first photo from stephen frears upcoming biopic of the embattled cyclist has dropped. He was an actor, known for scrubs 2001, galaxy quest 1999 and flubber 1997. In an extreme case of art imitating life, the director of a new movie about lance armstrong said he wasnt aware that his star actor had taken drugs to. Im lance armstrong, and hes expletive no one, says armstrongs.
Lance edward armstrong born lance edward gunderson. Lance kerwin born november 6, 1960 is a former american actor, known primarily for roles in television and film during his childhood and teen years in the 1970s. Matthew mcconaughey and lance armstrong have been friends for years. With lance armstrong, tyler hamilton, george hincapie, bobby julich. The program official main trailer lance armstrong movie. The film is based on walshs book seven deadly sins.
Im told that ben foster is already in final talks to play armstrong in. Lance armstrong and the apology that never happened. The sites critical consensus reads, ben fosters impressive efforts to channel lance armstrong. He is best known for his roles in science fiction, action and horror films, such as that of bishop in the alien film franchise, and frank black in fox television series millennium. With this conviction, he starts hunting for evidence that will expose armstrong. Stephen frears lance armstrong movie is further along than i thought. So when actor ben foster was tasked with portraying armstrong in the upcoming film the program, he knew what he needed to do for a. Lance armstrong was born on september 18, 1971 in dallas, texas, usa as lance edward gunderson.
The program trailer lance armstrong thriller youtube. Lance armstrong full list of movies and tv shows in theaters, in production and upcoming films. Bradley cooper is in talks to portray either lance armstrong or teammate tyler hamilton in a new movie from jay roach and scott z burns. Actor started taking drugs to play lance armstrong ben foster says that he started taking performanceenhancing drugs to prepare for the role of lance armstrong in an upcoming movie. The program, director stephen frearss latest film, will likely go down as the most indepth, uncanny depiction of the rise and fall of lance armstrong to date. Method actor ben foster takes drugs to become lance armstrong in movie. An intense, versatile actor as adept at playing cleancut fbi agents as he is psychotic motorcyclegang leaders, who can go from portraying soulless, murderous vampires to burnedout, worldweary homicide detectives, lance henriksen has starred in a variety of films that have allowed him to stretch his talents just about as far as an actor. Macur a sports reporter for the new york times has. Top actors who could play lance armstrong in a movie about. Ben foster born october 29, 1980 is an american actor. The rise and fall of cyclist lance armstrong earns a brisk and surprisingly nuanced treatment from director stephen frears in the program. Both men call austin home, and for a time they were often spotted running, biking and partying together, as. Lance armstrong list of movies and tv shows tv guide.
Sam lloyd was born on november 12, 1963 in springfield, vermont, usa as samuel lloyd jr. With ben foster, chris odowd, guillaume canet, jesse plemons. In the program, which covers the infamous lance armstrong scandal, the polished safety weve come to expect from the british director collides into its subject matter, and ends up with. Originally titled the road back, the film takes its name. The program working title icon is a 2015 biographical drama film about lance armstrong directed by stephen frears, starring ben foster as armstrong and chris odowd as journalist david walsh. The movies point is made most poignantly by the mere fact of armstrong speaking to camera, and the degree of intimacy he shares with zenovich even as she is working at entirely crosspurposes to the. The last stand 2006, alpha dog 2006, the messenger 2009, pandorum 2009, the mechanic 2011, contraband 2012. The project was shelved when the doping scandal erupted, and reopened after armstrongs confession.
Dramatic, moving and deeply human, armstrong offers the definitive life story of neil armstrong. Films the theory of everything, everest, tinker tailor soldier spy. In the movie, armstrongs character delivers a blistering line about walsh, played by actor chris odowd. Ben foster cycles ahead on lance armstrong movie american actor ben foster is cycling into the lead as lance armstrong in a new movie about the disgraced american cyclist. The bourne actor playing lance armstrong is a strange proposition, though a couple of years ago, speculation suggested damon was strongly linked with the original movie. Lance armstrong won his races even if he did take drugs says biopic actor ben foster, who plays the disgraced cyclist in new film the program, also discusses his own use of the same performance.
Discover the most famous people named lance including lance stewart, lance thirtyacre, lance lim, lance bass, lance armstrong and many more. He has had roles in films including the punisher 2004, xmen. September 18, 1971 is an american former professional road racing cyclist. He played lead roles in the tv series james at 15, and the madefortv films the loneliest runner and salems lot. Actor ben foster looks set to play lance armstrong in a biopic of the disgraced cyclist, which will be directed by stephen frears, according to the hollywood reporter written by. Following a gruelling battle with cancer, lance returned to his cycling career in 1999 more determined than ever and with. Actor mark wahlberg says he knows about second chances, and he believes disgraced cyclist lance armstrong deserves one. Lance armstrong movie the program, drew barrymores miss. A personal examination of the rise and fall of lance armstrong. Lance james henriksen born may 5, 1940 is an american actor, voice actor and artist. In lance, we see him even if he somehow, still, cannot see himself.
Lance armstrong his movie alter ego, that is is wheeling his way on to the big screen. Lance armstrong with hollywood films about the cyclist stuck in first gear, a tarnished legacy rekindles fascination in the nowcompelling antihero. The world needs heroes and lance armstrong was the ultimate sporting hero. Ben foster, chris odowd, guillaume canet release date. As was widely expected, a movie about disgraced cyclist lance armstrong is set to go into production after bad robot partners, jj abrams and bryan burk, snapped up the rights to juliet macurs forthcoming book, cycle of lies. However, armstrong s reputation would be tarnished by a doping scandal that led to him being disqualified of his titles. Method actor ben foster went off script for his starring role in the lance armstrong biopic, the programadmitting to using performanceenhancing drugs to. The armstrong lie is a 20 american documentary film directed by alex gibney about the cyclist lance armstrong. Director of lance armstrong film didnt know actor took. With harrison ford, neil armstrong, michael collins, mark armstrong. Method actor ben foster takes drugs to become lance.
Watch ben fosters egomaniacal lance armstrong in the. Bradley cooper is lance armstrong, obiwan kenobi in star. Ben foster portrays lance armstrong in the program, which will be released in select theaters in the u. Lance armstrong celebrity profile check out the latest lance armstrong photo gallery, biography, pics, pictures, interviews, news, forums and blogs at rotten tomatoes. The program working title icon is a 2015 biographical drama film about lance armstrong directed by stephen frears, starring ben foster as.1523 1499 7 36 785 780 190 226 1029 988 551 400 918 39 600 1308 562 868 81 574 1561 837 956 1549 1310 588 1385 613 1524 1195 1184 737 1501 670 425 476 1224 1285 1398 927 132 1000 299