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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Netflix To Premiere the New Documentary Chronicling the Life and Murder of Olympic Wrestler David Schultz

Ugh. It's all coming back to me. The creepiness, the exorbitant luxury, and the internalized lunacy embodied by John E. DuPont, as previously depicted in Steve Carrell's surprisingly arresting performance in Foxcatcher.

As I mentioned in an earlier post, this year's Tribeca Film Festival is premiering an even deeper look into the millionaire's stunning murder of wrestler David Schultz in the documentary TEAM FOXCATCHER. The new film chronicles the life and career of Schultz and how he became entangled in DuPont's world. And you'll be able to watch it when it make its global premiere on Netflix April 29. More in the synopsis:

Team Foxcatcher tells the story of descent into tragedy largely through the lens of Nancy Schultz, whose incredible footage chronicled her family’s time at Foxcatcher Farms. Archival home videos and first hand interviews show how the charismatic Schultz, an Olympic gold medalist and two-time world champion, became the heart of the program and DuPont’s closest confidant. But on the fringes of this powerful partnership emerged a manic, mentally unstable DuPont, fueled by a disturbing obsession with power, wealth and influence. The film builds to the tragic final hours at Foxcatcher Farms, the murder of Dave Schultz, and the two-day police standoff before DuPont was ultimately arrested and charged.

Check out the trailer: 

Still very much hooked on this story. How about you?


Brittani Burnham said...

I wonder if the other Schultz brother will go batshit on Twitter over this one too? lol All kidding aside, I'll probably watch this.

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