Sony Pictures Classics Delays Awards Favorite FOXCATCHER to 2014 to Give Bennett Miller Time to Finish the Film

     September 26, 2013

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The teaser trailer for Foxcatcher leaked online earlier today to a postive response before it was pulled by the studio.  Adam listed Bennett Miller‘s follow-up to Best Picture nominee Moneyball one of the frontrunners for top honors at the 2013 awards, but Foxcatcher must wait until next year.  Sony Pictures Classics announced that it will delay the release from December 20 to sometime in 2014 to give Miller time to finish the movie.  Just yesterday we learned Paramount is mulling a move for Martin Scorsese‘s The Wolf of Wall Street to 2014, which would take two of Adam’s frontrunners out of 2013 contention.

Foxcatcher is based on the true story of Olympic Wrestling Champion brothers Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum) and Dave Schultz (Mark Ruffalo), and their relationship with eccentric millionaire John du Pont (Steve Carell).  Full synopsis after the jump.

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FOXCATCHER, a psychological drama directed by Academy Award® nominee Bennett Miller (MONEYBALL) and starring Golden Globe® winner Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Academy Award®nominee Mark Ruffalo, Academy Award® winner Vanessa Redgrave and Sienna Miller, will have its World Premiere on Friday, November 8 as the Opening Weekend Gala. The film was written by E. Max Frye and Academy Award® nominee Dan Futterman. FOXCATCHER tells the story of Olympic Gold Medal-winning wrestler Mark Schultz (Tatum), who sees a way out from the shadow of his more celebrated wrestling brother Dave (Ruffalo) and a life of poverty when he is summoned by eccentric multi-millionaire John du Pont (Carell) to move onto his estate and train for the 1988 Seoul Olympics. Desperate to gain the respect of his disapproving mother, du Pont begins “coaching” a world-class athletic team and, in the process, lures Mark into dangerous habits, breaks his confidence and drives him into a self-destructive spiral. Based on actual events, FOXCATCHER is a gripping and profoundly American story of fragile men who pinned their hopes for love and redemption on a desperate obsession for greatness that was to end in tragedy.

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