The drama “Foxcatcher,” a film based on a true story starring Steve Carell, Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo, is one of the most buzzed-about films of the year and now you can finally learn more about the film from the official website!
The website launched this week and contains a lot about the charcters, such as the history of the du Pont family (the heir, John du Pont, played by Carell), photos of the Schultz brothers (wrestling greats played by Ruffalo and Tatum), a Q&A from the New York Film Festival and more. You can visit the website by clicking here.
“Foxcatcher” is a dark story based on true events. The film focuses on the strange relationship between two wrestling stars and an eccentric multi-millionaire.
“When Olympic Gold Medal winning wrestler Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum) is invited by wealthy heir John du Pont (Steve Carell) to move on to the du Pont estate and help form a team to train for the 1988 Seoul Olympics at his new state-of-the-art training facility, Schultz jumps at the opportunity, hoping to focus on his training and finally step out of the shadow of his revered brother, Dave (Mark Ruffalo). Driven by hidden needs, du Pont sees backing Schultz’s bid for Gold and the chance to “coach” a world-class wrestling team as an opportunity to gain the elusive respect of his peers and, more importantly, his disapproving mother (Vanessa Redgrave).
Flattered by the attention and entranced by du Pont’s majestic world, Mark comes to see his benefactor as a father figure and grows increasingly dependent on him for approval. Though initially supportive, du Pont’s mercurial personality turns and he begins to lure Mark into an unhealthy lifestyle that threatens to undermine his training. Soon du Pont’s erratic behavior and cruel psychological game-play begin to erode the athlete’s already shaky self-esteem. Meanwhile du Pont becomes fixated on Dave, who exudes the confidence both he and Mark lack, knowing that these are things even his money cannot buy. Fueled by du Pont’s increasing paranoia and alienation from the brothers, the trio is propelled towards a tragedy no one could have foreseen.”