“These guys got some injuries, but I never really heard about it until we started talking about the film after it’d been finished,” “Foxcatcher” director Miller confessed to Yahoo! Movies. Well, the reality was apparently quite bleak according to star Channing Tatum. In the film he plays real-life wrestler Mark Schultz, whose brother (Mark Ruffalo) was murdered by wealthy, schizophrenic patron John du Pont (Steve Carell) in 1996.
“When you’re in that kind of a movie, it doesn’t matter if you’re hurt or not,” Tatum told Yahoo. “You keep moving forward. I don’t think my knees will ever be the same after that, and I still have cauliflower ear. But if I came out of the movie without it, I’d feel like I didn’t do something right.”
Though the 34-year-old Tatum is a former football star, he had to endure intense physical training and learn how to wrestle: “It was the most suffocating sport I’d ever played…You can box and hit the bag or something like that, but you can’t wrestle if you don’t want to actually do it. It’s a thankless, painful sport.”
Below is the latest trailer from Yahoo! One of the year’s surefire Oscar contenders, “Foxcatcher” will close AFI Fest on November 13 before Sony takes it to theaters on November 14. Our Cannes coverage is here.