Sony Pictures Classics Moves ‘Foxcatcher’ Out of Awards Season to 2014

By September 27, 2013

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Another one bites the dust. Following the date shifts of The Good Dinosaur, Finding Dory, Grace of Monaco, and in all likelihood The Wolf of Wall Street and Jack Ryan, Moneyball director Bennett Miller’s Foxcatcher is the latest film to get bumped to a new release date. The film was scheduled to make its world premiere at the AFI Film Festival in November, but The L.A. Times has a brief statement from the studio which explains the delay:

Sony Pictures Classics announced today that the release of ‘Foxcatcher’ is being moved into 2014. SPC supports the decision of the filmmakers to allow for more time to finish the film.

The good news is that the studio is OK with the filmmakers taking their time to get the movie to a place where they’re happy releasing it. The bad news, obviously, is that we won’t see it as quickly. The film tells the shocking true story of chemical heir John du Pont (Steve Carell) who killed one of the wrestling Schultz brothers in an infamous incident at his compound in 1996. It’s a truly insane story and you can read all about it here. What makes this film’s delay hurt even more is that an early teaser trailer hit the web just yesterday, and it looks like Carell gives an incredible performance. Take a look at that below:

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