London Film Festival to Give a Gala Premiere for Steve Carell’s ‘Foxcatcher’

By Kevyn Cortez | 2 years ago
London Film Festival to Give a Gala Premiere for Steve Carell’s ‘Foxcatcher’

Steve Carell’s “Foxcatcher” will debut at the 58th BFI London Film Festival for its U.K. film release on Oct. 16, 2014. Read on to learn more about it.

According to Variety, the “Foxcatcher” cast members including Steve Carell (“Crazy, Stupid, Love”), Channing Tatum (“Magic Mike”), Mark Ruffalo (“The Avengers”) and Sienna Miller (“G.I. Joe”) along with director Bennett Miller will be attending the gala sponsored by American Express.


“Foxcatcher” is a biographical drama film based on the screenplay was written by E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman.  It follows the true to life story of Olympic Wrestling Champion Mark Schultz and how paranoid schizophrenic John du Pont killed Schultz’s brother, Olympic Champion Dave Schultz. The film competed for the Palme d’Or in the main competition section at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival where it debuted, with Miller bagging the Best Director Award.

The film has received acclaim from critics, with many praising the performances of Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, and Mark Ruffalo. Rotten Tomatoes gave the film a score of 89% based on 19 reviews, averaging to an 8.5/10 rating while Metacritic scored the biopic 91 out of 100, based on 10 critics.

“Steve Carell, Mark Ruffalo and Channing Tatum give superb performances in Bennett Miller’s powerfully disturbing true-crime saga,” wrote Justin Chang of Variety in his review praising the film while Todd McCarthy of The Hollywood Reporter praised Carell’s performance calling it “career changing.”

The BFI London Film Festival is UK’s largest public film event, screening more than 300 features, documentaries and shorts from almost 50 countries. It is run every year in the second half of October under the umbrella of the British Film Institute showcasing the best of world cinema exemplifying creativity, originality, vision and imagination, and presents the finest contemporary of international cinema from both established and emerging film-makers.

Fox Catcher is set to release on Nov. 14, 2014 with Sony Pictures Classics to distribute the film.
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