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Foxcatcher

November 14th 2014
  • Drama,
  • TBA,
  • Sony Pictures Classics
  • Cast: Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, Steve Carell, Anthony Michael Hall, Sienna Miller, Vanessa Redgrave, Stephanie Garvin, Tara Subkoff, Brett Rice, Roger Callard, Guy Boyd, Cindy Jackson, Lee Perkins, Richard E. Chapla Jr., Samara Lee, Dan Anders, Daniel Hilt, Laurie Mann, Chris McCail, Rick Burk, Michael Paradise, Jane Mowder, Josh Tippey, John Dannug, Ben Fallon, Bill Rudick, Francis J. Murphy III, Sam Juergens, Tim Gallagher, Gabe Proietti
  • Director: Bennett Miller
  • Writers: E. Max Frye, Dan Futterman
  • Producers: Anthony Bregman, Megan Ellison, Bennett Miller
  • Co Producers: Scott Andrew Robertson, Chelsea Barnard
  • Executive Producers: Michael Coleman, Tom Heller, Jon Kilik, Ted Schipper, Ron Schmidt
  • Casting: Jeanne McCarthy
  • Costume Design: Kasia Walicka-Maimone
  • D.O.P.: Greig Fraser
  • Editor: Stuart Levy
  • Makeup: Bill Corso
  • Production Design: Jess Gonchor
  • Set Decoration: Kathy Lucas

Storyline

"Foxcatcher" tells the story of Olympic Gold Medal-winning wrestler Mark Schultz (Tatum), who sees a way out from the shadow of his more celebrated wrestling brother Dave (Ruffalo) and a life of poverty when he is summoned by eccentric multi-millionaire John du Pont (Carell) to move onto his estate and train for the 1988 Seoul Olympics.

Desperate to gain the respect of his disapproving mother, du Pont begins "coaching" a world-class athletic team and, in the process, lures Mark into dangerous habits, breaks his confidence and drives him into a self-destructive spiral.

Based on actual events, "Foxcatcher" is a gripping and profoundly American story of fragile men who pinned their hopes for love and redemption on a desperate obsession for greatness that was to end in tragedy.

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Filming Locations: Pennsylvania, USA; West Virginia, USA
  • Production Companies: Annapurna Pictures, Likely Story, Media Rights Capital
  • Production Schedule: 15 October 2012 - January 2013

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2013 Guide Analysis: ""Capote" director Bennett Miller, and that film's scribes E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman, re-team for this true crime drama. Steve Carell has been cast as John du Pont, heir to the du Pont chemical fortune and a paranoid schizophrenic who built a wrestling gym called Team Foxcatcher on his Pennsylvania estate so that the U.S. Olympic team could train. In 1996, he shot and killed his close friend, gold medal-winning wrestler David Schultz (Mark Ruffalo), at the training centre.

After the murder, du Pont locked himself in his mansion for two days while he negotiated with police on the telephone. A motive for the crime was never established, and du Pont himself died in 2010 in a Pennsylvania prison at the age of 72. Also onboard are Channing Tatum and Sienna Miller as Schultz's brother and wife respectively. Tatum has said that the film is the single most challenging acting role of his career so far.

Currently shooting in Pennsylvania, photos leaked from the set are surprising. While Tatum looks much like he always has, Ruffalo sports an interesting half-bald hairdo. Carell meanwhile has lost a bunch of weight and greyed his hair, becoming almost recognisable in the process. Boasting a stellar supporting cast and Miller's track record, this looks like it could be a potential awards contender next year."

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