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Another Possible Oscar Contender Falls Out of 2013 Lineup (TEASER)

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood September 26, 2013 at 10:28PM

Sony Pictures Classics has announced that the release of Bennett Miller's "Foxcatcher" will be pushed back to 2014. In a statement, Sony Pictures Classics "supports the decision of the filmmakers to allow for more time to finish the film."
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Steve Carell and Channing Tatum in 'Foxcatcher.'
Steve Carell and Channing Tatum in 'Foxcatcher.'

Sony Pictures Classics has announced that the release of Bennett Miller's "Foxcatcher" will be pushed back to 2014. In a statement, Sony Pictures Classics "supports the decision of the filmmakers to allow for more time to finish the film." 

Based on a true murder story, the film recounts what happened when Olympic Wrestling Champion brothers Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum) and Dave Schultz (Mark Ruffalo) went to train at the home of eccentric John du Pont (Steve Carell), heir to the du Pont Chemical fortune. 

Another film that has fallen out of the 2013 awards derby is Nicole Kidman vehicle "Grace of Monaco," which the Weinstein Company also pushed to 2014. And rumors are swirling that true to form, Martin Scorsese is battling to trim excessive length from his holiday would-be Oscar contender for Paramount, "The Wolf of Wall Street." Paramount postponed another high-profile DiCaprio film, "Shutter Island," which yielded boffo first quarter 2010 box office results. 

This article is related to: Sony/Screen Gems/Sony Pictures Classics, Sony Pictures Classics, Foxcatcher, Bennett Miller


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.