This week during the Toronto International Film Festival, Indiewire is hosting a series of “TIFF Talks,” featuring stars and directors of some of the most talked-about films at the fest. Today’s video highlights include the cast and director of “Foxcatcher,” which is already earning awards season buzz for its acting cast.
“Foxcatcher” examines the story of Olympic Gold Medal-winning wrestler Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum), who 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. 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). Check out the clips from the panel below:
Considering that the reputations of many real people were at stake, the entire production had to be as accurate as possible. Mark Ruffalo discussed the legacy of the families involved.
After an audience member inquired about the injuries sustained by the cast, Tatum replied, “My neck will never go back to its normal size.” But the best moment came when he gave a reenactment of what it’s like to pop your eardrum.