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Ruffalo Caught Up In Foxcatcher

April 17, 2012

Mark Ruffalo is in talks to join the true crime drama “Foxcatcher” says Variety.

Steve Carell would play Schizophrenic murderer John du Pont, the heir to the DuPontChemical fortune who built a wrestling gym called Team Foxcatcher on his Pennsylvania estate. In 1996, he shot and killed his close friend, Olympic gold medal-winning wrestler Dave Schultz, (Ruffalo) at the training center. After the murder, du Pont locked himself in his mansion for two days while he negotiated with police on the telephone. A motive for the crime was never established, and du Pont himself died in a Pennsylvania prison at the age of 72.

Channing Tatum will play Mark Schultz  David’s younger brother who was also an Olympic champion wrestler.

E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman wrote the script from which Bennett Miller will call the shots. The trio will also produce the pic with Anthony Bregman

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