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

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, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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