Andy Samberg, along with 80 percent of Hollywood, is making comedy out of competitive cycling doping scandals. Because nothing’s funnier than athletes cheating and then getting caught, apparently.
The mockumentary, Tour de Pharmacy, is being backed by HBO and executive produced by Samberg, written by Murray Miller, and directed by Jake Szymanski. The film will focus on the year 1982 when most, if not all, cycling competitors made a habit out of cheating. This will be Samberg’s follow-up to his 2015 HBO mockumentary, Seven Days in Hell, about the longest tennis match in history. Joining him on the trail is Maya Rudolph, John Cena, Daveed Diggs, Mike Tyson, Kevin Bacon, Danny Glover, Phylicia Rashad, and so many more.
Oh, and there’s also a special appearance from Lance Armstrong. You know, the now-disgraced athlete who was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles after he was caught using performance-enhancing drugs. “Are you sure you can’t see me?” Armstrong asks in the trailer, clearly visible. “This is not… this is not good.”
Tour de Pharmacy premieres July 8 just in time for this year’s Tour de France competition.