The very awesome Mark Ruffalo (who we will have an interview with this time next week) is in talks to play Olympic gold medal-winning wrestler David Schultz in Moneyball director Bennett Miller's real life drama, Foxcatcher reports Variety.
Steve Carrell is already attached to star as John du Pont, who was a schizophrenic murderer. In 1996, he shot and killed his close friend, 36-year-old champion wrestler Schultz (Ruffalo). Channing Tatum is also attached as Mark Schultz, David's younger brother who was an Olympic champion wrestler too. Looks like a very different film for the main players involved and it's great to see Carrell get more dramatic work - he's an extremely talented actor, as is Ruffalo.
Production will begin in October, so expect this to knock around Oscar time next year.