Sony Classics set December US Release Date for Foxcatcher with Channing Tatum...

Sony Classics set December US Release Date for Foxcatcher with Channing Tatum & Steve Carell

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Bennett-MillerReturning to the helm for his third feature, following the acclaimed Capote and Moneyball, Bennett Miller will be back in the awards race at the end of the year with Foxcatcher.

With an unexpected and incredibly promising leading trio in Channing Tatum, Steve Carell, and Mark Ruffalo, the film has long been one of the most anticipated of the year.

And to add fuel to the fire, Sony Pictures Classics have announced that they will be releasing the film in the US on December 20th, giving it a prime position for the Oscar race.

FOXCATCHER tells the gripping, true story of Olympic Wrestling Champion brothers Mark Schultz (Tatum) and Dave Schultz (Ruffalo) and their relationship with the eccentric John du Pont (Carell), heir to the du Pont Chemical fortune that led to murder.

Starring alongside Tatum, Carell, and Ruffalo will be Sienna Miller, Vanessa Redgrave, and Anthony Michael Hall.

Miller is directing from a script co-written by E. Max Frye (Band of Brothers) and Dan Futterman (Capote), with Miller producing alongside Megan Ellison (Zero Dark Thirty, The Master).

Foxcatcher is now officially set to land in cinemas in the US on December 20th. Given that it’s a Sony Classics release, that will most likely mean it will arrive first in a limited engagement in New York and LA, and will expand in successive weeks. Its UK release date is set for 17th January, 2014.

 

NEW YORK (August 15, 2013) – Sony Pictures Classics announced today that they will distribute Bennett Miller’s FOXCATCHER in North America, currently in post-production. The film is produced by Megan Ellison under her company Annapurna Pictures, as well as, Miller and Anthony Bregman and will be released on December 20.

Miller’s prestigious cast and crew include Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, Steve Carell, Sienna Miller, Vanessa Redgrave and Anthony Michael Hall, Screenplay by E. Max Frye (SOMETHING WILD, AMOS & ANDREW) and Dan Futterman (CAPOTE), Cinematographer Greig Fraser (ZERO DARK THIRTY), Production Designer Jess Gonchor (NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN, MONEYBALL, TRUE GRIT, CAPOTE) and Editor Stuart Levy (SAVAGES, WALL STREET: MONEY NEVER SLEEPS) and Conor O’Neill.

FOXCATCHER tells the gripping, true story of Olympic Wrestling Champion brothers Mark Schultz (Tatum) and Dave Schultz (Ruffalo) and their relationship with the eccentric John du Pont (Carell), heir to the du Pont Chemical fortune that led to murder.

Miller’s previous films, CAPOTE (Sony Pictures Classics) and MONEYBALL (Columbia Pictures) were both Academy Award® nominees for Best Picture.

“I’ve been discussing FOXCATCHER with Michael and Tom since I began researching the story in 2005 and it’s always been my hope and expectation that they would distribute the film. Their passion and understanding of what FOXCATCHER could be and their ability to market unique and complex films makes SPC the ideal home for me. They were great partners on CAPOTE, and I’m thrilled to be back with SPC,” said Director Bennett Miller.

Sony Pictures Classics co-presidents Michael Barker and Tom Bernard added, “We always felt this story could be a great movie and we pursued the project the minute we heard Bennett wanted to make it. We are excited to partner with Megan Ellison and Annapurna, glad Bennett is back with us and FOXCATCHER has found its home at SPC.”

  • weetiger3

    I missed the opportunity to see a very early screening and I’m really looking forward to the trailer. Hopefully soon!