Foxcatcher movie debuts at Cannes Film Festival this week

By Gary Abbott USA Wrestling | May 15, 2014, 3:38 p.m. (ET)
The major motion picture "Foxcatcher," which is directed by Academy Award winner Bennett Miller and features premier actors Channing Tatum, Steve Carell and Mark Ruffalo, debuts this week at the Cannes Film Festival.

This highly anticipated movie, which has been many years in the making, tells the story of Olympic champion wrestlers Dave and Mark Schultz, along with Team Foxcatcher founder John E. du Pont.

In January 1996, billionare du Pont murdered wrestling icon Dave Schultz in Newtown Square, Pa. as Schultz was training to try out for the 1996 U.S. Olympic Team. Mark Schultz, Dave’s younger brother, had retired from the sport at that time. Both had trained at the Team Foxcatcher facility on du Pont’s farm in suburban Philadelphia.

In addition to its debut in Cannes, Sony Classics has announced that the movie will be released November 14 in theaters.

The wrestling community was consulted on a regular basis during the research and development of this film.

A large number of articles in the entertainment industry on the film are now being published. Below are some of those links.

Trailer for Foxcatcher

Cannes: Director Bennett Miller on Partnering with Channing Tatum for Foxcatcher (Q&A)

Channing Tatum and Steve Carell in Foxcatcher

The 15 Most Anticipated Films in the 2014 Cannes Film Festival

New pics from Cannes: Selected Foxcatcher with Steve Carell and Channing Tatum

21 Must-See Cannes Movies: From Foxcatcher to Expendables 3

Foxcatcher star Channing Tatum wears wrestling singlet, facial prosthetics

Cannes 2014: Watch trailers for Homesman, Foxcather and more

Sony Classics to Release Foxcatcher on November 14

Foxcatcher sets sights on awards season with a November release date