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 [email protected], 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:
WRESTLERS NEEDED FOR MOVIE FILMING IN PITTSBURGH
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 [email protected] 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!