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.