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First look: Ben Foster as Lance Armstrong in biopic

Ben Foster as Lance Armstrong in director Stephen Frears' untitled biopic.

Ben Foster has cycled into the leading role in an upcoming Lance Armstrong biopic, and the first photo from the project has been released.

In the image, unveiled Wednesday by StudioCanal, Foster ("Kill Your Darlings") is shown as Armstrong, zooming past spectators on a bike while wearing the Tour de France's coveted yellow jersey.

The untitled project charts Armstrong's rise, his cancer battle, retirement and exposure by journalist David Walsh.

Walsh will be played by actor Chris O'Dowd ("Bridesmaids"), while Guillaume Canet and Jesse Plemons ("Breaking Bad") take on supporting roles.

Production on the film, directed by Stephen Frears ("Philomena," "The Queen") with a script from John Hodge ("Trainspotting"), began last week.

Tell us: How does Foster look as Armstrong?