Sony Pictures Classics, the art-house film division of Sony Pictures Entertainment, has picked up distribution rights to director Bennett Miller’s latest project ‘Foxcatcher’.
The film stars Steve Carell, Mark Ruffalo, and Channing Tatum and follows the story of Olympic Wrestling Champion Mark Schultz (Tatum), and how paranoid schizophrenic John DuPont (Carell) killed his brother, Dave (Ruffalo).
Director Bennett Miller is known for his previous films, “Moneyball” and “Capote”, which also had home entertainment releases from Sony Pictures.
I’ve been discussing “Foxcatcher” with Michael and Tom since I began researching the story in 2005 and it’s always been my hope and expectation that they would distribute the film. Their passion and understanding of what “Foxcatcher” could be and their ability to market unique and complex films makes SPC the ideal home for me. They were great partners on “Capote”, and I’m thrilled to be back with SPC, said Director Bennett Miller.
This addition to their list of distribution rights brings Sony Picture Classics another awards contender, the others being “Blue Jasmine” and “Before Midnight”.
No release date has been announced for the home entertainment releases, but the film will be in theaters December 20, 2013. You can keep track of its production on the IMDb page here.