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Top 200 Most Anticipated Films for 2014: #44. Bennett Miller’s 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 (founded in 2000). Eric 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. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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