This film is awaited with baited breath by many, for some because it will be an easy way to understand the whole doping scenario and the depths that were gone to to cover up the cheating, but for me its to see how Ben Foster and Chris O’Dowd interact as Armstrong and Walsh. Ben Foster admitted to signing onto a full blown doping program so that he could ‘infect himself’ with the way that Armstrong was. Now I can understand method acting, but this potentially glamorises the use of the drugs by the ‘lets just see how good they are’ attitude. I hope that recreational/semi professional cycling doesn’t slip into the realms of body building culture where everyone is on testosterone and steroids.
Lets see how it goes!
Watch the trailer here THE PROGRAM, the film is in cinemas Friday the 16th of October.