Top 100 Most Anticipated Films of 2013: #24. Bennett Miller’s Foxcatcher

Bennett Miller Foxcatcher


Director: Bennett Miller
Writer(s): Dan Futterman and E. Max Frye
Producer(s): Miller, Likely Story’s Anthony Bregman, Annapurna Pictures’ Megan Ellison, Jon Kilik
U.S. Distributor: Columbia Pictures
Cast: Channing Tatum, Sienna Miller, Steve Carell, Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Michael Hall, Vanessa Redgrave, Tara Subkoff

Continuing in the tradition of the psychology behind the oddballs who break away from the rest of societal chain (Andrew Jarecki’s All Good Things, Niels Mueller The Assassination of Richard Nixon, J.P. Schaefer’s Chapter 27, Linklater’s Bernie), Bennett Miller (Capote and Moneyball) guides us through a you’ll have to see it to believe it type plotting based on a mid-ranking Black List script from 2008.

Gist: Based on the true story of John du Pont, a paranoid schizophrenic who was heir to the du Pont fortune. After building a wrestling training facility named Team Foxcatcher on his Pennsylvania estate, Du Pont shot and killed Olympic gold medal-winning grappler David Schulz.

Release Date: It’ll be Telluride, TIFF and maybe Venice, followed by a chilly autumn date to match.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, editor-in-chief and film critic at (founded in 2000). Eric splits his time between his home base in Montreal, NYC, and is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. Top Films From Contemporary Film Auteurs: Almodóvar (Talk to Her), Coen Bros. (Fargo), Dardennes (La Promesse), Haneke (Caché), Hsiao-Hsien (Three Times), Kar-wai (In the Mood for Love), Kiarostami (Taste of Cherry), Lynch (Mulholland Dr.), Tarantino (Pulp Fiction), Van Sant (My Own Private Idaho), von Trier (Breaking the Waves)