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Top 200 Most Anticipated Films for 2014: #44. Bennett Miller’s Foxcatcher

Foxcatcher

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

Slotted at the #24 slot on last year’s list, word is that the team needed more time fine-tuning this, or the decision was made easier with films such as American Hustle in the way. Bennett Miller ranks among the better dramatic directors in Hollywood; this 2008 Blacklist named project should be of the same caliber as Miller’s Capote and Moneyball.

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: Skipping a 2013 playdate (December 20th), this could be placed at any juncture during the 2014 campaign. Expect a film festival premiere as well.

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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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