Sony Pictures Classics has released a new poster for Bennett Miller’s eagerly anticipated Foxcatcher. Dark and brooding doesn’t begin to cover it…
The film focuses on the friendship between John Eleuthère du Pont, and Dave Schultz, an Olympic gold medal-winning wrestler who was later shot and killed by du Pont.
Steve Carell plays du Pont, with Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo playing Mark and Dave Schultz. The film also stars Vanessa Redgrave and Sienna Miller.
Foxcatcher opens in the US on December 20th, and Ireland on January 9th.
Foxcatcher, a psychological drama directed by Academy Award® nominee Bennett Miller (Moneyball) and starring Golden Globe® winner Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Academy Award®nominee Mark Ruffalo, Academy Award® winner Vanessa Redgrave and Sienna Miller, will have its World Premiere on Friday, November 8 as the Opening Weekend Gala. The film was written by E. Max Frye and Academy Award® nominee Dan Futterman. 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.