Ben Foster brings the true story of disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong to life in the first trailer for The Program, courtesy of Working Title Films and StudioCanal. The studio has set an October 16 release for this upcoming drama, putting it up against DreamWorks' Bridge of Spies, Sony's Goosebumps and Universal's Crimson Peak. While it's too early to tell right now, Ben Foster's The Program could be an awards-season candidate.
The world needs heroes and Lance Armstrong was the ultimate sporting hero. Following a gruelling battle with cancer, Lance returned to his cycling career in 1999 more determined than ever and 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. This program allowed Lance and his American teammates to dominate the world of cycling, winning the Tour an unprecedented seven times.Read More
Just one month after confirming the main cast for Sony Pictures' new Robert Langdon adaptation Inferno, Ben Foster is in talks to star in this sequel to the 2006 blockbuster The Da Vinci Code and 2009's Angels & Demons. Tom Hanks is reprising his role as Robert Langdon from the first two movies in this adaptation of Dan Brown's novel of the same name, which follows an unraveling conspiracy that centers on Dante Alighieri's classic poem Inferno, about the nine circles of hell.
Ron Howard is directing from an adapted screenplay by David Koepp, based on Dan Brown's novel. The director also producing alongside Brian Grazer, with Dan Brown, Anna Culp, Bill Connor, and David B. Householter serving as executive producers. Production is scheduled to begin at the end of April in Europe. Ben Foster most recently starred in Lone Survivor, and he will next be seen in The Finest Hours, Warcraft and the Untitled Lance Armstrong Biopic.Read More
Ben Foster has signed on to star alongside Chris Pine, Casey Affleck and Holliday Grainger in Disney's The Finest Hours.
The plot is based on the true story of a 1952 Coast Guard rescue mission, following one of the worst storms ever to hit the East Coast, which literally ripped an oil tanker in half. Facing sub-zero temperatures and waves as high as 70 feet, four Coast Guard members set off in a lifeboat to rescue over 30 crew members who were stranded in the sinking vessel. The mission is still considered to be the greatest 'small boat rescue" in Coast Guard history. No details were given for Ben Foster's character.Read More
I recently had the chance to speak with actor Ben Foster about his role as Matt "Axe" Axelson in the harrowing action-thriller Lone Survivor, which arrives on Blu-ray and DVD today, June 3. During our chat, he also offered a few brief updates on two upcoming projects, the video game adaptation Warcraft and the Untitled Lance Armstrong Biopic, where he plays cyclist Lance Armstrong, who admitted to using performance enhancing drugs during his his reign as Tour de France champion.
CLICK HERE to read my full interview with Ben Foster for Lone Survivor.Read More
Ben Foster is no stranger to portraying real-life characters, taking on the literary icon William S. Burroughs in Kill Your Darlings and disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong in an upcoming untitled biopic. The multi-talented actor takes on one of the most challenging roles of his career in Lone Survivor, debuting on Blu-ray and DVD June 3. The action-thriller is adapted from the best-selling memoir written by former Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell (portrayed by Mark Wahlberg), who was part of a four-man mission along with Michael Murphy (Taylor Kitsch), Danny Dietz (Emile Hirsch) and Matt "Axe" Axelson (Ben Foster) to capture Taliban leader Ahmad Shah in 2005. Their mission quickly turned into a nightmare, as they were ambushed and highly outnumbered as they try to make it out of enemy territory in one piece.
I recently had the chance to speak with Ben Foster over the phone about taking on this heroic character, the training he went through, while offering updates on upcoming projects such as Warcraft and his Lance Armstrong biopic. Take a look at what he had to say in our exclusive interview.Read More
While the main cast for Warcraft was revealed quite some time ago, with Paula Patton, Anson Mount, Paul Dano, Colin Farrell, Travis Fimmel, Anton Yelchin, Toby Kebbell, Dominic Cooper and Ben Foster all taking on substantial roles in director Duncan Jones video game adaptation, none of the characters have been mentioned. Now, in an interview with IGN, Ben Foster confirms that he is playing the sorcerer Medivh in this fantasy based action adventure.
According to the World of Warcraft wiki: Medivh was the last Guardian of Tirisfal, an ancient line of protectors bestowed with great powers to do battle with the agents of the Burning Legion. He was corrupted even before birth, and possessed by the spirit of the demonlord Sargeras who used Medivh in his plan to conquer Azeroth. Medivh contacted the orcish warlock, Gul'dan, and together they opened the Dark Portal, which allowed the Burning Legion to begin its destruction of Azeroth. He was slain shortly after by a party led by one of his friends, Lothar.Read More