Ben Foster is not a huge box office star but from the looks of this photo he has Lance Armstrong nailed. Rocking the legendary US Postal Service Yellow Jersey, Foster could easily be Armstrong’s twin. If this pic tweeted out by Studio Canal doesn’t get you excited about the film then nothing will. The movie which is currently untitled will take you from Armstrong’s wins in the 90’s through his battle with cancer, ending in his recent downfall.
The interesting take would be that of now famed sports writer David Walsh. This roll will be played by Chris O’Dowd. the movie will depict Walsh’s transition from being awed and romanced by Armstrong’s accomplishments to skepticism and scrutiny that ultimately contributed to his demise.
The project will be directed by Oscar nominated Stephen Frears. Production of the film started on October 18th. [more…]