Olympic Gold Medal-winning wrestler Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum) is struggling in
obscurity and poverty in Wisconsin when he is invited by wealthy heir John du Pont (Steve Carell) to move on to his lavish estate to form a team and to train for the 1988 Seoul Olympics. Schultz seizes the opportunity, eager to step out of the shadow of his revered older brother Dave (Mark Ruffalo), a prominent wrestling coach and Gold Medal winner himself.
With his vast financial resources and state-of-the-art training facility at Foxcatcher Farm, du Pont appoints himself head coach of the team, eager to win the respect of his peers and the approval of his condemning mother (Vanessa Redgrave).
The dynamic between Schultz and du Pont deepens as Mark embraces his benefactor as a father figure. But du Pont's mercurial personality and psychological gameplay begins to weigh heavily on Mark's shaky self-esteem, undermining his abilities on the mat. When du Pont's favoritism shifts to brother Dave — who possesses the authority and confidence both he and Mark lack —the trio is propelled towards a tragedy no one could have foreseen.
Variety reports that those associated with the adaptation were caught off guard by Mark Schultz's comments, since he has been largely supportive of the film and even served as an associate producer, while retweeting numerous positive reviews and comments from fans on his Twitter page. While Variety suggested that Schultz's social media profiles may have been hacked, the former wrestler revealed in a Twitter reply to a fan that he's under contract to support the adaptation until the Oscars, but after that, he will tell the truth to Katie Couric.
Mark Schultz also released his own book entitled Foxcatcher: The True Story of My Brother's Murder, John du Pont's Madness, and the Quest for Olympic Gold, which he says is the true version of the story. Take a look at some of Mark Schultz's tweets from earlier this month along with today's all-caps attack on Bennett Miller.Read More
Following the final trailer released two weeks ago, Sony Pictures Classics has debuted a new theatrical poster for Foxcatcher, featuring all three stars, Channing Tatum, Steve Carell and Mark Ruffalo.
It remains to be seen if this talented trio will be able to secure Oscar nominations for director Bennett Miller's drama based on a true story, but the buzz leading up to the November 14 release indicates that may be possible. Steve Carell stars as John du Pont, the heir to the du Pont chemical fortune, who invites Olympic gold medal-winning wrestler Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum) to help form a team for the 1988 Seoul Olympics, as Mark tries to escape the shadow of his brother, Olympic legend Dave Schultz (Mark Ruffalo).Read More
The fascinating true story of two brothers ill-fated relationship with a wealthy heir is put on display in the fourth trailer for the critically-acclaimed Foxcatcher.
When Olympic Gold Medal winning wrestler Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum) is invited by wealthy heir John du Pont (Steve Carell) to move on to the du Pont estate and help form a team to train for the 1988 Seoul Olympics at his new state-of-the-art training facility, Schultz jumps at the opportunity, hoping to focus on his training and finally step out of the shadow of his revered brother, Dave (Mark Ruffalo). Driven by hidden needs, du Pont sees backing Schultz's bid for Gold and the chance to "coach" a world-class wrestling team as an opportunity to gain the elusive respect of his peers and, more importantly, his disapproving mother (Vanessa Redgrave).Read More
Sony Pictures Classics has released the third trailer for Foxcatcher, starring Steve Carell, Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo.
Based on true events, Foxcatcher tells the dark and fascinating story of the unlikely and ultimately tragic relationship between an eccentric multi-millionaire and two champion wrestlers. Take a look at the latest footage for director Bennett Miller's upcoming drama, arriving in theaters November 14.Read More
Sony Pictures Classics has released the second teaser trailer for their big fall season awards contender Foxcatcher, which ends with star Channing Tatum bashing his head into a mirror for a scene that caused real-life injuries. The 22 Jump Street star trades laughs for a much more serious role as an Olympic hopeful striving to win his first Gold medal. He plays real-life wrestler Mark Schultz, whose trainer John du Pont, played by Steve Carell in a career defining performance, ended up killing Mark's brother in cold blood. Their story is told in this thrilling new drama, which is in theaters this fall. Check out the latest footage from Foxcatcher, which also features an almost unrecognizable Mark Ruffalo as former wrestler Dave Schultz.
Based on true events, Foxcatcher tells the dark and fascinating story of the unlikely and ultimately tragic relationship between an eccentric multi-millionaire and two champion wrestlers.Read More
A new teaser poster for Foxcatcher has arrived, featuring star Channing Tatum as real-life Olympic wrestling champ Mark Schultz. The man's brother and gold-medalist winner Dave (Mark Ruffalo), was murdered by his athletic team's sponsor, John Eleuthère du Pont (Steve Carell) in 1996. Foxcatcher recounts the horrific events that led up to this true world tragedy. Take a look at Channing in his tracksuit, ready to face his harsh destiny, and then read on for more details about the upcoming Academy Awards contender. Will this prove to be Channing Tatum's first grab at Oscar gold?
Foxcatcher has already nabbed Bennett Miller the best director award at this year's Cannes Film Festival. The drama is set to hit theaters this November, with career defining performances from its three leads, Steve Carell, Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo as they all take on roles that push their talents forward as actors, giving us something we've never seen before from the trio.Read More