London Film Festival Pins 'Foxcatcher' for U.K. Premiere


Tatum stars as Olympic wrestler Mark Schultz in Foxcatcher, based on the true story of the bizarre relationship between Schultz, John du Pont (Steve Carrell) and older brother Dave Schultz (Mark Ruffalo) … one that ultimately leads to murder. The film made its debut at the Cannes Film Festival, and will be released November 14 in the United States. THR hailed the screeplay as “superb … making some very diverse characters psychologically plausible.” As for Tatum: “[He is] a smoldering, festering piece of emotional raw meat.… You feel his pain.”

Director Bennett Miller is set to attend alongside stars Steve Carell and Sienna Miller

With October’s BFI London Film Festival already set to be book-ended by WWII dramas in The Imitation Game and Fury, Bennett Miller’s lauded real-life sports thriller Foxcatcher has now been added to the event’s schedule.

The film will receive its U.K. premiere at the American Express Gala on Oct. 16, with Academy Award-nominated Miller, plus stars Steve Carell and Sienna Miller set to attend.

"Featuring enthralling performances from its entire cast and directed with unswerving rigour, Foxcatcher not only confirms Bennett Miller as one of the world's most significant contemporary filmmakers, it powerfully demonstrates the clarity of his vision: Get to the truth by creating fiction out of fact," said festival director Clare Stewart.

Miller said that he's thrilled to be attending the festival. "I suspect Britons will have a special relationship with this film," he added.

The festival's full lineup is set to be announced Sept. 3.