'Foxcatcher' filmmaker prizes the unexpected in chilling drama

November 12, 2014 1:52 PM

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BEVERLY HILLS Calif. (Reuters) - For eight years, film director Bennett Miller worked exhaustively on "Foxcatcher," researching the lives of a du Pont heir and the wrestling brothers he sponsored, and making sure his actors passed as expert sportsmen.

Despite locking down all the details to tell the real-life story of a well-known 1996 murder, Miller headed to the film set with a question.

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