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Channing Tatum may star as Olympic wrestler Dave Schultz in Bennett Miller's Foxcatcher

10.19.2011

After years of development, MONEYBALL director Bennett Miller is finally getting traction on his drama FOXCATCHER, about John du Pont - heir to the du Pont chemical fortune - and his infamous murder of Olympic wrestler Dave Schultz. In a perhaps brilliant piece of casting, Du Pont will be played by Steve Carell. And as for Schultz, LA Times' 24 Frames reports that he will be portrayed by Channing Tatum.

The fascinating story captures the moment where Du Pont, "in an apparent fit of paranoid schizophrenia, infamously shot and killed the Olympic wrestler Dave Schultz in 1996 at a Pennsylvania facility du Pont had built (the titular Foxcatcher). He was jailed for the crime, and died in prison in 2010." Schultz, a family man who was killed at the age of 36, was a seven-time world and Olympic champion wrestler. While Tatum obviously has the physicality to embody the part, will his acting game also be up to snuff?

FOXCATCHER has yet to officially receive a green light, so a start date is still not on the table. The film will come from ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND producer Anthony Bregman and CAPOTE writers E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman.

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12:36PM on 10/20/2011

wait....

we should do a "caption this" for that pic, might be one of teh funniest pics I have ever seen. In the words of Dave Chappelle, its gay, gay, gay!!!
we should do a "caption this" for that pic, might be one of teh funniest pics I have ever seen. In the words of Dave Chappelle, its gay, gay, gay!!!
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12:35PM on 10/20/2011

that picture

might just be the most flaming pictures of 2 dudes I have ever seen, what are they getting ready to make out?
might just be the most flaming pictures of 2 dudes I have ever seen, what are they getting ready to make out?
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2:43PM on 10/19/2011
I hated tatum for years but recently his choices are looking up and im really interested to see him in Haywire. I think he has the chops to pull this off especially with a great director at his back!
I hated tatum for years but recently his choices are looking up and im really interested to see him in Haywire. I think he has the chops to pull this off especially with a great director at his back!
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12:21PM on 10/19/2011
Channing Tatum must give a real mean blow job, because that's the only reason I can think of how he gets some of the roles he gets.
Channing Tatum must give a real mean blow job, because that's the only reason I can think of how he gets some of the roles he gets.
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12:14PM on 10/19/2011
Channing Tatum might be the worst actor of our generation, and I'm being dead serious. He's never gotten lost in a character or has once given a convincing emotional response.

He's a glorified underwear model that studio execs believe is the next Mark Whalberg. Newsflash: He isn't.
Channing Tatum might be the worst actor of our generation, and I'm being dead serious. He's never gotten lost in a character or has once given a convincing emotional response.

He's a glorified underwear model that studio execs believe is the next Mark Whalberg. Newsflash: He isn't.
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1:45PM on 10/19/2011
Eh. I'd argue he did just that in A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints. Other then that though....yeah he's pretty terrbile.
Eh. I'd argue he did just that in A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints. Other then that though....yeah he's pretty terrbile.
11:53AM on 10/19/2011
I'm honestly more concerned about carell pulling it off, still not sold on his range.
I'm honestly more concerned about carell pulling it off, still not sold on his range.
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11:51AM on 10/19/2011
Sounds like the perfect role for Tatum following his Chippendale flick. A wrestler that's hired by a gay masochistic billionaire to come to his house and give him private sessions. Yep, sounds about right.
Sounds like the perfect role for Tatum following his Chippendale flick. A wrestler that's hired by a gay masochistic billionaire to come to his house and give him private sessions. Yep, sounds about right.
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11:42AM on 10/19/2011
I agree with many here, the guy cannot act.
I agree with many here, the guy cannot act.
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11:39AM on 10/19/2011
I'm not a local, and I don't know much about the true story. Only things I've seen Tatum in are "A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints" and "Public Enemies," and I believe the man shows promise, even if he's no Brando. It'd be interesting to see him play opposite Carell anyway.
I'm not a local, and I don't know much about the true story. Only things I've seen Tatum in are "A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints" and "Public Enemies," and I believe the man shows promise, even if he's no Brando. It'd be interesting to see him play opposite Carell anyway.
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11:19AM on 10/19/2011
Every time I hear that name tied to a movie I cringe. Why do they keep trying to make this guy a star? He sucks.
Every time I hear that name tied to a movie I cringe. Why do they keep trying to make this guy a star? He sucks.
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9:25AM on 10/19/2011
He was terrible in GI Joe. I agree with rahuston, I don't know how the hell this guy keeps getting jobs.
He was terrible in GI Joe. I agree with rahuston, I don't know how the hell this guy keeps getting jobs.
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9:18AM on 10/19/2011
Terrible actor. And, if I may say, a little caveman-looking, so I don't get why he gets all these roles.
Terrible actor. And, if I may say, a little caveman-looking, so I don't get why he gets all these roles.
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5:26AM on 10/19/2011
He's a better actor than people give him credit for. This whole thing happened in Newtown Square, PA which is pretty damn close to where I live. I hope the movie is shot on location. That'd be awesome!
He's a better actor than people give him credit for. This whole thing happened in Newtown Square, PA which is pretty damn close to where I live. I hope the movie is shot on location. That'd be awesome!
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11:22AM on 10/19/2011
Haha I bet if you were not a local you would agree with all of us in saying he is a shit actor. Sorry they cast such a loser in a story you care about.
Haha I bet if you were not a local you would agree with all of us in saying he is a shit actor. Sorry they cast such a loser in a story you care about.
1:26PM on 10/19/2011
Nah. I liked Tatum in G.I. Joe and thought he was actually pretty decent in Dear John. He was good in Stop-Loss too.
Nah. I liked Tatum in G.I. Joe and thought he was actually pretty decent in Dear John. He was good in Stop-Loss too.
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4:33AM on 10/19/2011
Here is hoping that the murder takes place at the beginning of the movie, because this movie seems like it might require some actual acting, and as we all know, when you want acting in a movie, Channing Tatum is the last person you want to hire!
Here is hoping that the murder takes place at the beginning of the movie, because this movie seems like it might require some actual acting, and as we all know, when you want acting in a movie, Channing Tatum is the last person you want to hire!
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6:36AM on 10/19/2011
I'll still probably check this out, but the guy is so terrible he makes me hesitate before I decide to watch anything he's in.
I'll still probably check this out, but the guy is so terrible he makes me hesitate before I decide to watch anything he's in.
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