Bennett Miller’s ‘Foxcatcher’ portrays Olympic wrestler Mark Schultz as a brooding, nearly-mute mountain of frustration and rage. Based on the real Schultz’s last couple of days on social media, I’m going to say they got the anger part right. The...
When a film boasts that it’s “based on a true story,” that doesn’t mean “here is an exact chronological replication of events that 100% happened exactly the way they are presented here.” Instead, what it usually means is that the filmmaker has taken certain liberties, while relaying the story in a way that’s still honest about the things that really matter. ‘Foxcatcher’ is a film that takes some liberties, but it still gets to the heart of the story of Olympic gold medalist Mark Schultz. And while Schultz was initially supportive of the film, he’s now changed his tune, lashing out at director Bennett Miller for what he perceives is an unfair and inaccurate portrayal of his life.
As director Bennett Miller said, the whole premise behind 'Foxcatcher' -- that of a disturbed millionaire coaching a team of Olympic wrestling hopefuls at his home without knowing a thing about the sport -- was "funny...until it's not, and then it's not funny at all." Following the film's NYFF debut, a new 'Foxcatcher' trailer premiered online to show off the powerhouse performances from Steve Carell, Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo, and provide a full-length look at this early Oscar contender.
"It’s the kind of thing that’s funny until it’s not, and then it’s not funny at all," 'Foxcatcher' director Bennett Miller told reporters at New York Film Festival of his latest film. The man behind 'Capote' and 'Moneyball' tackled the story of John du Pont, the disturbed successor of the du Pont family fortune who became obsessed with two Olympic wrestling brothers and tragically shot one to death on the grounds of his estate. 'Foxcatcher' was pegged early on as a prospective Oscar contender, and the director and cast members Channing Tatum, Steve Carell, Mark Ruffalo, Sienna Miller, Anthony Michael Hall and Vanessa Redgrave went a bit more in-depth on its creation.
A couple of hours ago the trailer for Bennett Miller's 'Foxcatcher' leaked online, and then was pulled. It seems there's a good reason for that. The film, which stars Steve Carell, Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo, is nowhere near finished and the picture has been delayed from December 20 into 2014 so Miller can finish editing the film.
As suggested by the first-look photo from Bennett Miller's upcoming 'Foxcatcher,' funnyman Steve Carell is an unlikely choice to portray real-life murderer John DuPont, the heir to the DuPont Chemical fortune who killed Olympic wrestling champion David Schultz. However, it is this unexpected casting that melded with both Miller's vision for his lead and the film.
There have been many names thrown out, from 'Attack the Block' helmer Joe Cornish to David Cronenberg, but it's being reported that 'Catching Fire' is now down to two directors. Those two are the two we reported yesterday as being added to the shortlist: Francis Lawrence and Bennett Miller.
Though a few names have already been thrown out as possible 'Catching Fire' directors, Lionsgate's 'want' list was longer, and two more names have been added into the mix: 'Moneyball's' Bennett Miller and 'Water for Elephants's' Francis Lawrence.
Mark Ruffalo has been a great actor who's had smaller parts in big movies and big parts in small movies, but it looks like 'The Avengers' is going to change all that. His latest project could be Bennett Miller's 'Foxcatcher' where he would be playing against Steve Carell and 2012's poster-boy Channing Tatum.