Tatum Turns Wrestler For “Foxcatcher”

Channing Tatum is in talks to star alongside Steve Carell in “Capote” and “Moneyball” director Bennett Miller’s next project “Foxcatcher” says The L.A. Times.

Carell has been asked to play schizophrenic murderer John du Pont, the heir to the du Pont chemical fortune who built a wrestling gym called Team Foxcatcher on his Pennsylvania estate.

In 1996, he shot and killed his close friend, 36-year-old seven-time world and Olympic champion wrestler David Schultz (Tatum), at the training center. 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 last year in a Pennsylvania prison at the age of 72. E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman (“Capote”) penned the script while Anthony Bregman will produce.