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Channing Tatum begins filming ‘Foxcatcher’ in Pittsburgh this Fall, Extras with wrestling experience needed

by Christine on September 13, 2012 · 312 comments

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Back in May we reported there was a possibility of Channing Tatum filming his next movie, Foxcatcher, in Pittsburgh, and now a recent casting call seems to confirm the news.

Foxcatcher follows John du Pont, the great-great-grandson of E.I. du Pont who founded the chemical company. In January 1996, John shot and killed David Schultz, a 1984 gold medal winner who lived at the state-of-the-art Foxcatcher National Training Center on the 800-acre du Pont property in Newtown Square, Pa.

Steve Carell and Mark Ruffalo will also star in the movie, with filming expected to begin next month.

In preparation for his role, Channing has been in training with a wrestling coach during breaks from his current project, White House Down.

Now, the film’s casting director is looking for other young men in the Pittsburgh area with wrestling experience too.

If you have any scoop about where Foxcatcher is filming in Pittsburgh, let us know about it via email at olv@onlocationvacations.com, or in a comment below! In the past our Pittsburgh fans have been able to keep each other up-to-date with all of the latest filming locations via our comment threads, hopefully we can do the same here!

Here are all of the details for this weekend’s casting call for wrestlers:



SEPTEMBER 15, 2012

Canon McMillan High School, Canonsburg PA

Must register in advance to get details (see below)

Filming dates: October 2012 – January 2013

Ages 12 – 65

Bennett Miller, Oscar nominated Director of “Moneyball,” is in town casting a movie about Olympic Gold Medalist wrestlers, Dave and Mark Schultz.To ensure an authentic depiction of the sport and community we want to cast as many REAL wrestlers, coaches, referees, trainers, scorekeepers, and committee members as possible. This casting session will not just be for extras. There will be the opportunity to be upgraded to speaking roles.

Wrestling choreography and consulting will be provided by John Giura (2 time World Cup Champion, 3 time NCAA All-American), and Jesse Jantzen, (Collegiate National Champion and 4 time state champion).

To be considered please email WrestlingExtras@gmail.com for details. Casting opportunities for general extras, and wrestling fans are also being sought at this time. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Thanks to Niki for the head’s up!

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Christine January 2, 2013 at 8:26 pm

thanks Niki! I was trying to figure out if they were filming again this week, guess so!


SteelerGirl2 January 8, 2013 at 4:02 pm

Hello, Anyone know where in Monroeville they are filming this Saturday? Thanks.


MKA January 9, 2013 at 11:11 pm

If you find out anything about any filming for Saturday that involves Channing please let me know & I will do the same for you.


lmf January 9, 2013 at 11:50 am

Does anybody know if it is true that all of the major stars are done filming in Pittsburgh on Foxcatcher ?


Niki January 9, 2013 at 12:17 pm

I think most people are assuming (including me) that the major stars are done filming in Pittsburgh because of the wrap party. Foxcatcher will be filming in Monroeville on Saturday. I think that I originally heard that they would be done filming at some point in January. Here is a link to the 96.1 KISS FM page about the wrap party (with pics):



MKA January 9, 2013 at 10:58 pm

Hi, does anyone know if Channing is still filming till this weekend? My friend is obsessed with him & is going to drive 6 hours up to Pittsburgh to try to see him. Any information provided would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much.


marie January 10, 2013 at 10:41 am

I saw some things being set up at the same place they were before in mckeesport, not sure if they are just getting extra shots or what but they have all their wires and stuff back out near Dots restaurant.


Jenny January 12, 2013 at 1:40 am

Does anyone know if Channing is having a premiere in NYC next month for his upcoming movie. ?


Jenny January 12, 2013 at 1:50 am

Does anyone know if channing will be having a premiere in NYC next month for his movie side effects


Chris January 12, 2013 at 7:25 pm

He is filming at the Monroeville Convention center today-tonight


TKA January 12, 2013 at 7:34 pm

Thank you so much! :)


jenny January 14, 2013 at 8:04 am

Is he done filming? Does anyone know if he will be3 having a premiere in NYC for his movie Side Effects ?


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