The true story of the meteoric rise and fall of one of the most celebrated and controversial sportsmen, Lance Armstrong.
Following a gruelling battle with cancer, he returned to his cycling career in 1999 with his sights set firmly on winning the Tour de France. With the help of the infamous Italian physician Michele Ferrari and team director Johan Bruyneel, he developed the most sophisticated doping program in the history of the sport allowing Armstrong and his American teammates to dominate the world of cycling, winning the Tour an unprecedented seven times. However, not everyone believed the fairytale... Sunday Times journalist David Walsh soon began to question whether the ‘world’s greatest athlete’ was ‘clean’.
Toronto International Film Festival 2015 - World premiere
- Type of film
- Running Time
- 103 mins
- Stephen Frears
- Tracey Seaward, Kate Solomon, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner
- Executive Producer
- Olivier Courson, Ron Halpern, Amelia Granger, Liza Chasin
- Valerio Bonelli
- John Hodge (screenplay). Inspired by David Walsh's book 'Seven Deadly Sins: My Pursuit of Lance Armstrong'
- Director of Photography
- Danny Cohen
- Production Designer
- Alan MacDonald
- Peter Lindsay
- Alex Heffes
- Principal Cast
- Ben Foster, Chris O'Dowd, Guillame Canet, Jesse Plemons, Denis Ménochet, Lee Pace, Edward Hogg and Dustin Hoffman