Lance Amstrong

Actor Ben Foster on playing Lance Armstrong: “those guys suffer”

Actor Ben Foster says that preparing for the role of Lance Armstrong in a forthcoming movie has given him new-found respect for cyclists and, perhaps surprisingly, for the disgraced rider himself.

He will star as Armstrong in a forthcoming movie based on David Walsh’s book Seven Deadly Sins: My Pursuit of Lance Armstrong, directed by Stephen Frears.

Long-awaited Lance Armstrong movie to be released this year as 'The Armstrong Lie'

In 2009 Oscar-wining director Alex Gibney (Enron: The Smartest Guys in the RoomTaxi to the Dark Side) set out to make a documentary about Lance Armstrong’s comeback. The story didn’t quite unfold as expected and now Sony Pictures Classics has announced that it will release the resulting movie, The Armstrong Lie, later this year.

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