AFM 2012: Columbia Pictures Picks Up Bennett Miller's 'Foxcatcher'
Steve Carell and Channing Tatum star in the Annapurna film about a wrestler's murder.
Columbia Pictures has acquired U.S. rights to Bennett Miller's Foxcatcher, starring Steve Carell and Channing Tatum, from Annapurna Pictures. Columbia also is joining the film as a co-financer.
The project, based on a true story, will see Carell playing John du Pont, the eccentric millionaire who built a wrestling training facility on his Pennsylvania estate and then, in 1996, murdered Olympic gold medal-winning wrestler David Schultz, who will be played by Mark Ruffalo.
The cast also includes Sienna Miller, Vanessa Redgrave and Anthony Michael Hall. The film, now in production, was written by Dan Futterman and E. Max Frye and is being produced by Annapurna's Megan Ellison along with Anthony Bregman and Miller.
The deal reunites Miller with Columbia, which teamed on last year's Moneyball. Panorama Media is handling International sales of the film at the American Film Market.
- 'Lindsay' Recap: Lohan Attempts Career Comeback With Self-Proclaimed 'New Chapter'
- 'How I Met Your Mother': Cristin Milioti Debunks Morbid Finale Theory (Video)'
- Josh Duhamel to Co-Star in Vince Gilligan's 'Battle Creek'
- A Train, a Trestle and 60 Seconds to Escape: How 'Midnight Rider' Victim Sarah Jones Lost Her Life
- 'Divergent' Star Shailene Woodley: The Next Jennifer Lawrence?
- MOST SHARED
- MOST POPULAR
- Experience The Controlled Chaos Behind Cuba Gooding Jr.'s 1997 Oscars Acceptance Speech
- John Gallagher Jr. On The Upcoming Final Season Of 'The Newsroom'
- A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Gedeon Luke Keeps the Soul Train Moving ; Viv and the Revival Breaks Your Heart
- Comcast To Charge Insane Amount For A Single Season Of 'House Of Cards'