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Sienna’s most recently announced upcoming film Foxcatcher now has a couple of distributors, Variety report. IndieWire also report on this news, and mention their excitement for this project – they’re not alone on that!
Columbia nabs rights to ‘Foxcatcher’
Columbia Pictures has caught U.S. distribution rights to Bennett Miller’s “Foxcatcher” from Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures in addition to coming on to co-finance the movie, which Panorama Media is repping international sales for at AFM this week.
Written by E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman, drama is based on a true story and stars Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, Sienna Miller, Vanessa Redgrave and Anthony Michael Hall.
Carell stars as John du Pont, the paranoid schizophrenic heir to the du Pont chemical fortune who built a wrestling training facility called Team Foxcatcher on his Pennsylvania estate. Ruffalo will play Olympic grappler Dave Schultz, a longtime friend of du Pont who had repeatedly tried to help him before du Pont shot and killed him in 1996. Police never established a motive for the crime. Tatum and Miller will co-star as Schultz’s brother and wife, respectively.
Megan Ellison, Anthony Bregman and Miller are producing “Foxcatcher,” which is currently in production. Sony Pictures Entertainment aims to release the film in the fall of 2013.
The deal, which Columbia’s Andrew Gumpert and Michael Marshall negotiated with Panorama Media, reunites Miller with the studio, which released his Oscar-nominated drama “Moneyball” last year.
Sony and Annapurna are also teaming to release Kathryn Bigelow’s “Zero Dark Thirty” at the end of the year.
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Hall joins Carell in ‘Foxcatcher’
Anthony Michael Hall will give Steve Carell a helping hand in Bennett Miller’s “Foxcatcher,” the Annapurna Pictures drama that co-stars Mark Ruffalo and Channing Tatum.
Written by E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman, pic is based on the true story of John du Pont, the paranoid schizophrenic heir to the du Pont chemical fortune who built a wrestling training facility called Team Foxcatcher on his Pennsylvania estate. Ruffalo will play Olympic grappler Dave Schultz, a longtime friend of du Pont who had repeatedly tried to help him before du Pont shot and killed him in 1996. Police never established a motive for the crime.
Carell will play du Pont, while Hall will play his assistant.
In what Tatum has called “the hardest acting challenge I’ve had to date,” the “Magic Mike” star will play Mark Schultz, David’s younger brother who was also an Olympic champion wrestler. Sienna Miller will co-star as Ruffalo’s wife.
Annapurna topper Megan Ellison is financing the long-gestating pic, which she’ll produce with Anthony Bregman and Miller. Tom Heller and Michael Coleman will exec produce. Production starts later this month in Pittsburgh.
Hall, who starred in the ’80s comedy classics “Vacation,” “Sixteen Candles,” “The Breakfast Club” and “Weird Science,” has done plenty of dramatic work over the years, including “Edward Scissorhands,” “Six Degrees of Separation” and “The Caveman’s Valentine.” Thesp recently appeared in Christopher Nolan’s billion-dollar grosser “The Dark Knight” and will next be seen in the indie pic “Sexy Evil Genius” with Seth Green and Katee Sackhoff. He’s repped by Innovative Artists and MBST Entertainment.
I am so excited at this news!! Mark Ruffalo is one of my favourite actors, and this sounds like a really interesting, dramatic movie, with a popular up-coming director. I really hope Sienna’s involvement is true … let’s hope for photos from the set soon…
Sienna Miller Plays Murdered Wrestler’s Wife In ‘Foxcatcher’
Moneyball helmer Bennett Miller is putting together the final casting pieces for Foxcatcher, the Annapurna Pictures-funded drama that stars Steve Carell as paranoid schizophrenic heir Jon DuPont, who created a training center for wrestlers and murdered Olympic grappler Dave Schultz. That wrestler will be played by Mark Ruffalo, and Sienna Miller will play his wife, Nancy. Channing Tatum is playing Schultz’s brother, Mark, in the tragic tale.
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