Two new stills from Oscar-nominated director Bennett Miller’s (“Capote,” “Moneyball”) upcoming “Foxcatcher” have arrived. The images feature Channing Tatum in short-shorts, a bearded Mark Ruffalo and a scarily unrecognizable Steve Carell.
Based on a true 1996 murder case that Miller has been developing as a film since 2005, the film stars Tatum as Mark Schultz and Ruffalo as his brother David. Both are Olympic Wrestling Champions who visit John du Pont (Steve Carell), a multimillionaire and paranoid schizophrenic who has erected a wrestling training facility named Foxcatcher on his personal estate in Pennsylvania. In 1996, Du Pont was accused of murdering one of his wrestlers, whom he was convinced was part of a conspiracy to kill him.
“Foxcatcher” also stars Sienna Miller, Vanessa Redgrave and Anthony Michael Hall. The screenplay is by E. Max Frye (“Something Wild”) and Dan Futterman (“Capote”).