Sunday, October 2, 2011

'Moneyball' Director Will Team Up with Steve Carell for 'Foxcatcher'

Oscar nominated director Bennett Miller has been trying to get Foxcatcher, his film about the
life of convicted murderer John du Pont, off the ground since at least 2007.

Variety reports that Steve Carell, will play du Pont in one of the weirdest crime stories in recent
memory. The likely heir to the prominent du Pont family fortune, John opened up a training
facility for wrestlers on his Pennsylvania estate, and became friends with a number of athletes.
One in particular, Olympian freestyle wrestler Dave Schultz, was especially close with him. In
1996, du Pont shot and murdered Schultz in his driveway, later claiming Schulz was part of
some grand conspiracy to kill him.

Production is expected to start in March.

sources: firstshowing, punchdrunkcritics, Variety
tipster: Tina

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