updated - January 19, 2020 Sunday EST
Six months after the well-receoved movie was launched in 2014 Cannes Film Festival, Bennet Miller's drama flick is slated for a premiere mid November. "Foxcatcher," distributed by Sony Classics, will finally be shown in limited theaters in New York and Los Angeles on Nov. 14, as reported by Hit Flix.
After garnering positive raves from Telluride, Toronto, New York Film Festival, and many other film outfits, "Foxcatcher" is expected to do well in its U.S. premiere. The drama movie, which features top actors Steve Carrel and Channing Tatum, gave Miller his third consecutive Best Picture nomination. With Carrel and Tatum's exceptional acting prowess, "Foxcatcher" has been one of the most anticipated films debuting this month.
Written by E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman, the true story-based film features a dark and complicated between the three major character, John du Pont and brothers Mark and Dave Schultz. The wealthy du Pont and the two wrestlers-slash-brothers engaged in an intricate bond that had ended up tragically.
Mark, played by Tatum, was already a Olympic Gold Medal wrestler when du Pont, played by Carell, offered him a trainer stint in the latter's estate with state-of-the-art facility for wrestler's training. Mark, who also wanted to step out for his brother Dave, played by Mark Ruffalo, grabbed the chance to coach a world-class wrestling team for 1988 Seoul Olympics.
The wrestler then becomes dependent and overly loyal to the multi-millionaire's approval while du Pont is also eyeing for her mother's support. Things got complicated when Carrel's character 'begins to lure Mark into an unhealthy lifestyle that threatens to undermine his training'. The previous almost father-and-son relationship soon turned into an emotionally draining situation that hurt Mark's esteem and trainings.
While du Pont psychologically tortures Mark, he becomes so fond of Dave because of its eccentric confidence that both him and Mark lacks. With du Pont's polarizing view on the two siblings and his unstable mind, things got worst and the dramatic film ended tragically.
To be able to pull off such a heavy film, Miller and the rest of the cast have reportedly worked hard during Foxcatcher's production. Tatum and Ruffalo, who played Olympic wrestlers and brothers, is said to suffered the most especially during the trainings.
"These guys got some injuries, but I never really heard about it until we started talking about the film after it'd been finished," Miller said. As a professional actor, Tatum never whined about the hardships he met during the film's shooting. He instead kept his bruises and injuries a well-kept secret. "Look, when you're in that kind of a movie, it doesn't matter if you're hurt or not," Tatum said.
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