Bennett Miller’s Foxcatcher was a film that stayed with me long after the credits rolled at the Cannes Film Festival in May last year. Getting to speak to the film’s stars Steve Carell and Channing Tatum in LA a few months afterwardsÂ was a highlight of 2014 for me. I wanted to understand a little more about how Steve, a man we know for comedy but glimpsed a bit of his darker side in The Way, Way Back,Â approached the unsettlingÂ character of the real-life wealthy John DuPont, a man who invited Olympic wrestling brothers, played by Channing and Mark Ruffalo, to his estate for training, with fatal consequences. Channing is also in a different role from the ones we’ve come to know him in so far (Ricky Martin videos aside), and I like that he is up for any kind of challenge.
One thing that didn’t get captured on the video is Channing telling me how excited he is for the Chappie movie to come out, because he’s such a big fan of Die Antwoord. Add another one to the list!
Foxcatcher just released in South Africa, and is currently still showing in the US too.
Pic: Sony Pictures Classic