If you’ve only seen Bennett Miller’s “Foxcatcher,” you haven’t seen it all. A new look at the world of John DuPont, his Team Foxcatcher wrestling outfit and wrestler Dave Schultz, the man that DuPont tragically murdered after attempting to mentor him for years, is getting a new look thanks to Jon Greenhalgh’s massively unsettling and deeply researched documentary “Team Foxcatcher.” The film will premiere at next month’s Tribeca Film Festival before getting a global release from Netflix.
The film’s official synopsis reads: “‘Team Foxcatcher’ tells the story of descent into tragedy largely through the lens of Nancy Schultz, whose incredible footage chronicled her family’s time at Foxcatcher Farms. Archival home videos and first-hand interviews show how the charismatic Schultz, an Olympic gold medalist and two-time world champion, became the heart of the program and DuPont’s closest confidant. But on the fringes of this powerful partnership emerged a manic, mentally unstable DuPont, fueled by a disturbing obsession with power, wealth and influence. The film builds to the tragic final hours at Foxcatcher Farms, the murder of Dave Schultz, and the two-day police standoff before DuPont was ultimately arrested and charged.”
The film arrives with the help and blessing of Dave’s wife Nancy, who commented, “I’m proud to be a part of this film that was six years in the making to honor the incredible legacy of David. With his ties to the wrestling community, we felt Jon Greenhalgh was the perfect filmmaker to tell this story and pay homage to the kind of man and athlete David was.”
“Team Foxcatcher” promises to demystify the story, complete with new interviews and never before seen footage. The film will premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on Monday, April 18. The film will be available on Netflix starting on April 29. Check out our exclusive trailer for the film above.