|Anthony Michael Hall and Lucia Oskerova at Philadelphia's Foxcatcher premiere|
Foxcatcher, the true crime story of Delaware multi-millionaire John du Pont and his 1996 murder of Olympic wrestler Dave Schultz in Newtown Square, PA, unfurls on screens across America starting on November 14. Starring an unrecognizable Steve Carrell as du Pont along with Mark Ruffalo as Dave Schultz and Channing Tatum as Mark Schultz, the film goes beyond mere biography to plumb the psyche of its lead characters and what it means to live in another family member’s shadow.
Directed by Bennett Miller (Moneyball, Capote), written by E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman, and co-starring Vanessa Redgrave, Sienna Miller and Anthony Michael Hall, Foxcatcher is a sad, darkly comic, riveting look at what it means to succeed and to be a man in America. Played against the backdrop of Olympic sports and inherited wealth, its characters (du Pont and Mark Schultz in particular) suffer silently at having to live in the shadows of those who came before them, while fretting over how to leave their own marks on society. At the Philadelphia premier at the Prince Music Theater on November 3, Anthony Michael Hall, called Foxcatcher and Miller’s direction “Kubrick-like.” Hall is correct, and with that, Foxcatcher is one of 2014’s best, most disturbing films.
Photo ©A.D. Amorosi / Glamorosi Magazine 2014
Posted on Friday, November 14, 2014