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A batch of new Foxcatcher images have landed online from director Bennett Miller’s (Capote) upcoming dark drama, and they do an excellent job of evoking the tone of the film. Steve Carell stars as John du Pont, an eccentric millionaire who decided to host an Olympic Wrestling training camp on his grounds despite having no experience with the sport himself. The crux of the film revolves around du Pont’s relationship with Olympic Champion brothers Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum) and Dave Schultz (Mark Ruffalo), and in particular du Pont’s mentorship of the younger brother Mark, who lived in the shadow of his more successful brother. I caught the film at Tiff and it’s magnificent. The performances by Carell, Tatum, and Ruffalo are positively transcendent, as each actor wholly disappears into his role. Don’t miss this one, folks. Hit the jump to take a look at the new Foxcatcher images, »
- Adam Chitwood
The Stockholm International Film Festival has unveiled the programme for its 25th edition, with more than 200 films from 60+ countries screening from Nov 5-16.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s Birdman will be the centerpiece film of the festival and Jean-Marc Vallee’s Wild will close.
“We are extra proud to present a record breaking program when celebrating our 25th anniversary,” said festival director Git Scheynius.
- email@example.com (Wendy Mitchell)
AFI Fest has announced that Tommy Lee Jones' "The Homesman" will screen as a Centerpiece Gala selection as well as eight Special Screenings and programs for the festival's Conversations series, which will include a look at the upcoming release, "Unbroken," with cinematographer Roger Deakins. Special Screenings added include Cannes debuts "Clouds of Sils Maria," "Mommy," "Mr. Turner," "Saint Laurent" and "Two Days, One Night," as well as documentaries "Merchants of Doubt" and "Tales of the Grim Sleeper." Also included is Toronto break-out "Still Alice" with Julianne Moore. Michael Keaton and Edward Norton will be on hand for a Conversations discussion about their roles in "Birdman," while and Indie Contenders Roundtable of distinguished filmmakers and another of the year's hottest rising stars will be presented by The Hollywood Reporter and the Los Angeles Times respectively. And as mentioned, cinematographer Roger Deakins will be in the mix to talk about his »
- Kristopher Tapley
Money can't buy you love, but can it earn you self-validation? It's a theme that's explored in the fascinating Foxcatcher, an involving tale based on a chilling true story that boasts enthralling, career-changing performances from Channing Tatum and Steve Carell.
Directed with great measure and restraint by Moneyball's Bennett Miller, Foxcatcher revolves around depressed Olympic wrestling champion Mark Schultz (Tatum) and his relationship with mega-wealthy loner John Du Pont (Carell). It's John's dream to put together a wrestling team to compete in the next Olympics and he manages to recruit Mark, although his brother and fellow wrestler Dave (Mark Ruffalo) proves harder to catch.
As the relationship between the trio develops, often in unhealthy ways, we're gripped by what John's underlying motivations for his apparent altruism might be. »
1. Moneyball (2011) Strutting through Bennett Miller's fact-based comedy about baseball economics, Pitt, as Oakland Athletics manager Billy Beane, is in glorious control of his leading-man powers. The performance is mellow, rhythmically alive and deeply felt -- like a great jazz solo. See more Highly Paid Film Stars 2. The Tree of Life (2011) Pitt could have turned the stern, authoritarian 1950s Texas father into the villain of Terrence Malick's metaphysical masterpiece. Instead, the actor makes him both threatening and needy, an almost iconic -- but never less than human -- vision of wounded American masculinity. 3. 12 Monkeys (1995) Pitt plays
- Jon Frosch
The 32-year-old actress shimmered in a silver striped floor-length gown while co-star Carell looked smart in a navy blue suit.
The 52-year-old actor is transformed in appearance for his role as eccentric chemical fortune heir John Du Pont in the true tale about his relationship with two wrestler brothers Mark and David Schultz (played by Tatum Channing and Mark Ruffalo respectively).
When du Pont offers Mark a place on his new training ground, relations between all three take a tragic turn.
Miller, who stars as Mark's wife Nancy Schultz, spoke to reporters at the Leicester Square screening about her recent comeback to acting.
"I'm really looking forward to it all," she explained. "I really wanted to work hard. I didn't work for a year after my daughter was born, and »
The stars of Foxcatcher hit the red carpet at the London Film Festival on Thursday night for the UK premiere of the critically acclaimed true-life story.Vocal fans made their presence felt as director Bennett Miller, previously Oscar-nominated for Capote and Moneyball, was joined on the red carpet by the stars of the film, including Steve Carell, Sienna Miller and Vanessa Redgrave.Foxcatcher follows wrestling brothers Mark (Channing Tatum) and Dave (Mark Ruffalo) Schultz as the former falls under the spell of wealthy businessman John du Pont (Steve Carell). As the relationship between the trio becomes more complex, events take a dark turn.At the centre of the film is Steve Carell in his most successful dramatic role to date, which is a huge change of gear from his usual work in broad comedies.“It was very challenging to say the least,” said Carell. “Working with Bennett and the other actors was an honour. »
Director: Bennett Miller.
Running Time: 135 Minutes
Foxcatcher is pretty good. Oddly, that’s all. It’s just sort of there, like a lifeless planet being orbited by the dazzling satellites of Carell, Tatum and Ruffalo. They shine down upon a rock on which little else happens.
Here is the true life story of one of America’s wealthiest men and self-styled patriot, John du Pont (Carell) who takes Olympic wrestling gold medalist Mark Schultz (Tatum) under his wing to lead a team of wrestlers to further glory and national pride. Schultz’s growing intensity, the arrival of his brother and trainer Dave (Ruffalo) and du Pont’s increasingly erratic behaviour cause their world to unravel with tragic results. Sort of. »
- John Sharp
The Flickering Myth Podcast goes for gold…
Recorded in a rather loud area of Leicester Square (sorry), Flickering Myth‘s Deputy Editor Luke Owen is joined by staff writer Scott Davis and Flickering Myth co-editor and Fmtv’s Oliver Davis (no relation) to review Foxcather, which is being shown at the BFI London Film Festival.
Read (and hear) all our previous BFI London Film Festival coverage here.
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 »
- Luke Owen
Boy, that escalated slowly. If it seems like only yesterday twhen we saw the first teaser for Foxcatcher, you’re almost right: it was over a year ago. Sept 26, 2013. Wise »
- Ryan Adams
The Stockholm International Film Festival (Nov 5-16) is to present its Achievement Award to Us actress Uma Thurman.
The Kill Bill star will will visit Stockholm to receive the prestigious Bronze Horse and meet the audience during an exclusive “Face2Face”.
Thurman will also take part in the inauguration ceremony, which will include the unveiling of an ice sculpture by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei.
Weiwei was a Stockholm jury member last year but since he wasn’t allowed to leave China, he sent an empty chair named ”The Chair for Non-attendance” as symbol of his absence.
The festival will focus this year on Brazil »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
Steve Carell has revealed how playing eccentric millionaire John du Pont in Bennett Miller’s reality-based wrestling tragedy Foxcatcher is something that remains with him to this day. "It’s something I still think about," he told reporters at the BFI London Film Festival on Thursday, speaking ahead of the film’s gala screening and U.K. premiere. Watch more Cannes: Steve Carell, Marion Cotillard, Cate Blanchett Preview Their Upcoming Movies "As a group, we went to Pittsburgh to film this and, without sounding too pretentious, I feel like we all disappeared for a while. And then a few months later
- Alex Ritman
Sony Pictures Classics has sent us the new theatrical trailer and photos from director Bennett Miller’s film Foxcatcher, starring Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, Vanessa Redgrave, Sienna Miller and Anthony Michael Hall.
Based on true events, Foxcatcher tells the dark and fascinating story of the unlikely and ultimately tragic relationship between eccentric multi-millionaire John du Pont and two champion wrestlers, Mark and Dave Schultz.
Foxcatcher is a rich and moving story of brotherly love, misguided loyalty and the corruption and emotional bankruptcy that can accompany great power and wealth. As with Academy Award nominee Bennett Miller’s previous feature films, Capote and Moneyball, he explores large themes in society through his complex character portraits of real people.
Steve Carell’s fans will be surprised to see him in a role as dark and challenging as John du Pont, a man of immense wealth and power whose downward spiral culminates in murder and imprisonment. »
- Michelle McCue
The fourth trailer for the film Foxcatcher, the biographical drama exploring the relationship between wrestler Mark Schultz and billionaire benefactor John Du Pont has been released. Check it out below after the official synopsis…
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).
Flattered by the attention and »
- Thomas Roach
Foxcatcher Trailer 4. Bennett Miller‘s Foxcatcher (2014) movie trailer 4 stars Vanessa Redgrave, Tara Subkoff, Brett Rice, Roger Callard, and Stephanie Garvin. Foxcatcher‘s plot synopsis: “Based on the true story of Mark Schultz, an Olympic wrestler whose relationship with mentor, coach, benefactor, and multimillionaire paranoid schizophrenic John du Pont and [...]
- Rollo Tomasi
And the other shoe drops on AFI Fest's major galas as Paul Thomas Anderson's "Inherent Vice" has been announced as this year's centerpiece. The film will be presented at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood on Nov. 8, and the festival will also feature a conversation with Paul Thomas Anderson. The film premiered at the New York Film Festival last week to mixed-to-positive reviews. As previously reported, the Tcl Chinese IMAX theater is off the table for AFI Fest this year as "Interstellar's" residence there has pushed all major galas to either the Dolby Theater or the Egyptian. J.C. Chandor's "A Most Violent Year" will open the fest on Nov. 6. Bennett Miller's "Foxcatcher" will close it out on Nov. 13. Rupert Wyatt's "The Gambler" was also announced as a world premiere, set for Nov. 10. »
- Kristopher Tapley
“Inherent Vice,” based on the Thomas Pynchon novel of the same name, also stars Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson, Katherine Waterston, Reese Witherspoon, Benicio del Toro, Jena Malone, Maya Rudolph, and Martin Short.
“Vice,” the first film adaptation of a Pynchon novel, premiered at the New York Film Festival on Oct. 4 and is scheduled to be released in the U.S. by Warner Bros. on Dec. 12. The AFI Fest will also present a conversation with Anderson, who adapted the screenplay and produced in addition to directing.
- Dave McNary
Will Steve Carell fight for a Best Actor slot? Will Sony Pictures Classics give Channing Tatum the push he needs to make his way into an acting category? Will anyone hone in on Mark Ruffalo's brilliance? These are the awards questions circling "Foxcatcher," the latest drama from Bennett Miller ("Moneyball," "Capote") and one the major players in this year's race. A grim, triangular character portrait of professional wrestling brothers Mark and David Schultz (Tatum and Ruffalo) and the millionaire Olympic wannabe, Jon Du Pont (Carell), who hired them to lead "Team Foxcatcher," Miller's film is sustains tension from its early moments to the historically accurate, ill-fated ending. Though may be too cold for some — in his Cannes review, Guy Lodge said that "mood gradually swallows the characters’ interior lives in an inexorable march toward tragedy" — there's no downplaying the acting triumvirate. Nominations are warranted. A new and final trailer »
- Matt Patches
Foxcatcher has released a new trailer.
Based on a true story, Tatum and Ruffalo play wrestling brothers brothers Mark and Dave Schultz.
When Mark is offered a place at wealthy John du Pont's new training ground, it seems like an opportunity too good to turn down - but du Pont's attention comes with a terrible price.
Foxcatcher will be screened at the London Film Festival on October 16. It will arrive in Us cinemas on November 14 and in the UK on January 9. »
Here’s the first full trailer for Bennett Miller’s Oscar-buzzed Foxcatcher. This gives us a bigger picture of the bizarre relationship between Olympic wrestling champs Mark and Dave Schultz, played by Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo, respectively, and their eccentric trainer John DuPont (Steve Carrell). Also starring are Vanessa Redgrave as du Pont’s mother Jean Liseter Austin du Pont, Sienna Miller as Nancy Schultz, and Anthony Michael Hall. E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman scripted the pic. Foxcatcher is set as the closing night film at 2014 AFI Fest Presented By Audi on November 13, the day before it begins its regular theatrical engagement.
- The Deadline Team
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