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Foxcatcher: A heavyweight contender for Oscar gold

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When the leaves turn from green to orange, the red carpets begin to roll out in Hollywood, signaling the beginning of the show business awards season. Among the candidates grappling for Oscars this year comes Foxcatcher, the story of one of the most bizarre crimes of our generation. The movie, which coincides with Mark Schultz’s new book Foxcatcher: The True Story of My Brother’s Murder, John du Pont’s Madness, and the Quest for Olympic Gold (Dutton Adult, 2014) is set amidst the worlds of amateur wrestling and the lavishly wealthy. The film will certainly be a heavyweight contender at the Academy Awards, for director Bennett Miller (Capote, Moneyball) as well as actors Mark Ruffalo, Channing Tatum, and most notably Steve…

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