Foxcatcher Information

Foxcatcher is an upcoming American drama film, directed by Bennett Miller, and starring Channing Tatum, Steve Carell, and Mark Ruffalo, and the screenplay was written by E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman, based on Olympic wrestling gold medalist Mark Schultz's autobiography.



Director Bennett Miller began developing the project in 2007. Megan Ellison is co-financing the film with Columbia Pictures, and producing alongside Miller and Anthony Bregman for her company, Annapurna Pictures. Sony Pictures Classics will distribute the film

Shooting began in the Pittsburgh metropolitan area on October 15, 2012 near Sewickley, Pennsylvania, including Sewickley Heights and Edgeworth. An 1899 Sewickley Heights mansion, Wilpen Hall, served as the location for du Pont's Philadelphia estate, named Foxcatcher Farm. Filming also took place in Rector in Ligonier Township, McKeesport, White Oak, and Connoquenessing. The production sought permission to shoot in West Mifflin Middle School in West Mifflin, Pennsylvania. In December 2012, shooting took place in Washington, Pennsylvania, Trinity High School, the Petersen Events Center in Oakland, and the California University of Pennsylvania Convocation Center. Filming was scheduled to last through January 2013. Exterior scenes were also filmed at Morven Park, an estate in Leesburg, Virginia.


Foxcatcher has been selected to have its North American premiere by opening the American Film Institute's AFI Fest 2013 on November 7, 2013.

The film was to be released on December 20, 2013, but was moved to sometime in 2014.

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