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Bennett Miller drama 'Foxcatcher' lands November release date

April 22, 2014|By Oliver Gettell
  • Channing Tatum, left, and Mark Ruffalo in "Foxcatcher."
Channing Tatum, left, and Mark Ruffalo in "Foxcatcher." (Scott Garfield / Sony Pictures…)

"Foxcatcher," Bennett Miller's fact-based drama set against the world of Olympic wrestling, has pinned down a Nov. 14 release date, a clear indication Sony Pictures Classics is positioning the film as an awards-season contender.

Miller's highly anticipated follow-up to "Moneyball" was originally slated for release last December but was ultimately pulled from that date to give Miller more time to finish the film.

"Foxcatcher" was also intended to debut at the AFI Fest last November but will now bow at the Cannes Film Festival next month.

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The film stars Steve Carell as the eccentric chemical fortune heir John Du Pont, who infamously shot and killed wrestler Dave Schultz (Mark Ruffalo) in 1996 at theĀ state-of-the-art Foxcatcher National Training Center, which Du Pont had built on his palatial estate near Philadelphia.

Channing Tatum plays brother and fellow Olympic gold medalist Mark Schultz, whose autobiography the film is based on. The film also stars Vanessa Redgrave, Sienna Miller and Anthony Michael Hall.

E. Max Frye ("Something Wild") and Dan Futterman ("Capote") wrote the script.

The film is being produced by Megan Ellison through her company Annapurna Pictures, as well as Miller, Jon Kilik and Anthony Bregman.


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