Foxcatcher filmmaker prizes unexpected in chilling drama

November 13, 2014 1:18 AM

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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. ‘We entered into this thing with a very specific idea of what we are reaching for, but how it manifests is never going to be known until it happens,’ Miller to...

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