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MONTREAL -- Channing Tatum has shown some serious versatility lately — he’s played a devoted husband, a comedic cop, and a stripper extraordinaire, to name just three parts. But he says he's never been more daunted as he will be by his new role: as wrestler Mark Schultz in true-life tale "Foxcatcher."
"It's going to be the hardest acting challenge I've had to date," Tatum said of the movie, which is set to begin shooting this month. “It’s a bit of a weird science experiment to put these guys up on the screen because no one really understands what happened or why it happened.”
With Bennett Miller directing, “Foxcatcher” will tell the complicated story of John du Pont and brothers Mark and David Schultz, who were Olympic gold medalists in wrestling. In 1996, Du Pont, who sponsored the U.S. wrestling team, shot and killed David Schultz in what was described a motiveless crime. Steve Carell will play Du Pont, Mark Ruffalo will play David Schultz and Tatum will play Mark Schultz.