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Video: New trailer released for Tour de Pharmacy mockumentary – and it’s bonkers

Film featuring Jeff Goldblum, Mike Tyson and Lance Armstrong among other debuts on 8 July

Remember the video trailer released recently for the forthcoming HBO mockumentary, Tour de Pharmacy? Well, a new extended length one has now hit YouTube, and it’s suitably bonkers.

The film is due to air in the US on 8 July – there’s no word yet on if or when it will screen in the UK – and features a host of stars including Kevin Bacon, Orlando Blum, Jeff Goldblum, Mike Tyson and even a cameo from Lance Armstrong.

> Video: Trailer unveiled for HBO's Tour de Pharmacy cycling mockumentary

Created by Andy Samberg and Murray Miller, it is directed by Jake Szymanski. According to a press release issued alongside the original trailer,

In 1982, during a dark and fictitious time in cycling history, the sport’s most venerable, time-honoured race was marred by the doping of virtually all of its competitors," says a press release.

Riddled with nefarious characters, that year’s competition was a hornet’s nest of moral depravity. Through the perspective of five riders, Tour de Pharmacy gives an inside look into the grim realities of the darkest event in a sport notoriously tainted by controversy.

Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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