A few on-set snaps have recently been released from Bennett Miller‘s Foxcatcher, the director’s follow up to the incredibly successful Moneyball, which has been in production for several months now over in Pennsylvania. The movie features a fairly impressive ensemble cast which includes Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, Steve Carrell, Sienna Miller, Anthony Michael Hall and Vanessa Redgrave.
Based on a real life story, Steve Carrell takes centre stage as millionaire and schizophrenic John du Pont who decides to build a wrestling training facility on his vast estate. Everything takes a turn for the worst, however, when John murders his former friend and Olympic gold-medal winning wrestler David Schultz (Mark Ruffalo).
Judging by the images featured below Steve Carrell has slimmed down and gone grey for his part, while Mark Ruffalo looks drastically different compared to his last prominent role as a certain Bruce Banner.
Miller has a pretty enviable directorial filmography so far in his relatively short career. His 2005 film Capote was a wonderful piece of biographical drama and last year’s Moneyball was right up there with the very best of 2011’s cinematic offerings. Thanks to his high quality output thus far, there is inevitably a fair bit of anticipation over the director’s next movie and in that regard Foxcatcher will definitely be one of the films to look out for in 2013.
Carrell has proven he can equip himself well in more dramatic roles in films like Seeking A Friend For The End Of the World and Little Miss Sunshine, so it will be interesting to see what he can bring to an interesting role such as du Pont.
As for Channing Tatum, he will no doubt be a huge draw for Foxcatcher coming off a bumper 2012 that saw him appear in Haywire, The Vow, 21 Jump Street and Magic Mike. Next year, as well as Foxcatcher, the young actor has G.I. Joe Retaliation, Steven Soderbergh’s The Bitter Pill and Roland Emmerich’s White House Down all hitting cinema screens, so it should be another big year for one of Hollywood’s fastest rising stars.
Foxcatcher is due for a late 2013 release. Watch this space for more information as we get it.