Having seen both of Bennett Miller’s features before this, such as Capote and Moneyball, I’m seriously dying to see what he puts out next. Foxcatcher looks to be his best work. It has all that someone could ask for; a dark story of murder, Channing Tatum branching into more serious territory, and a near unrecognizable Steve Carell. Though pushed back from last year it seems like it may have been the best idea from the studio. As soon as it premiered at Cannes in May the buzz for this one has propelled this movie to the front of every Oscar predictions chart.
Foxcatcher tells the story of the Olympic wrestling duo Mark and Dave Schultz (Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo) and how paranoid schizophrenic John du Pont (Steve Carell) committed murder in the name of the sport.
Foxcatcher is directed by Bennett Miller and starring Channing Tatum as Mark Schultz, Steve Carell as John du Pont, Mark Ruffalo as Dave Schultz, Vanessa Redgrave as Jean Liseter Austin du Pont, and Sienna Miller as Nancy Shultz. Produced by Megan Ellison and released by Sony Pictures Classic and Annapurna Pictures.