Free Press Journal

‘The Program’ to release in India in March


New Delhi:  “The Program”, a film exploring the story of a sports journalist who goes on a scavenger hunt to expose the truth of cyclist Lance Armstrong’s substance abuse, will be making its way to the Indian theaters on March 11.

The release date was announced in a statement on Thursday, and the film is being distributed in India by PVR Pictures.

“The Program”, which stars Ben Foster as the world renowned cyclist Armstrong, is directed by Stephen Frears, known for films like “Philomena” and “The Queen”.

The film narrates how David Walsh, sports journalist, is convinced of his case and goes the length to prove Armstrong’s misuse of substance to enhance his sporting performance.

The film tries to unveil the truth of the low of Armstrong’s life when he was detected with substance abuse leading to his disqualification. It opens a dark side of a sporting champion on the silver screen.