Bennett Miller directed the drama, which will be distributed by Sony Pictures Classics
Sony Pictures Classics will release Bennett Miller’s “Foxcatcher” in the U.S. on November 14 following its world premiere in competition at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.
The film stars Steve Carell as John du Pont, Channing Tatum as Mark Schultz and Mark Ruffalo as his brother Dave Schultz. The rest of the cast includes Vanessa Redgrave, Sienna Miller, and Anthony Michael Hall.
Written by E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman, “Foxcatcher” tells the gripping, true story of Olympic wrestling champion brothers Mark and Dave Schultz and their relationship with the eccentric millionaire John du Pont, which led to murder.
Megan Ellison produced the film under her Annapurna Pictures banner along with Miller, Jon Kilik and Anthony Bregman.
“Foxcatcher” was initially slated for release by Sony Pictures in the fourth quarter of 2013 before it moved to Sony Classics, which moved the film out of a crowded awards season and delayed it until 2014. The film will now open against Universal’s sequel “Dumb and Dumber To,” Brad Pitt’s WWII movie “Fury” and Relativity’s “Blackbird.”