Open Casting Call for Extras for ‘Foxcatcher’, starring Channing Tatum, in Pittsburgh this weekend

Foxcatcher has been searching for wrestlers in the Pittsburgh area for a few weeks and now they need some regular folk for the film too.

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.

Channing Tatum, Steve Carell and Mark Ruffalo will star in the movie, with filming expected to begin later this month.

The movie’s casting department is seeking men and women over the age of 18 interested in taking part as extras in the film, who would portray characters such as police officers, wrestling world people (coaches, trainers, refs, wrestlers, etc.), business men and women, politicos, photographers, owners of cars from 1975-1998, general background wrestling match spectators amongst many other characters.

They will hold an Open Casting Call for extras this weekend, here are the details:



Double Tree Hotel Pittsburgh-Green Tree

500 Mansfield Ave

Pittsburgh PA 15205

:00a.m. to 5:00p.m.

Please bring along a recent non-returnable photo or snapshot, and a pen. These are paying positions. Must be 18 and over.


  1. I’ll be there for the casting call at 9:00 Oct 13
    I was there with Mark Schultz at the Foxcatcher Club and facility
    I am feirnds with the Schultz family and knew John E Dupont I spent all summer with the at the Dupont Estate in 1986-87.
    I want to be an Extra. I was a wrestling coach at Richland HS in Pennsylvania for 32 years
    I still Have my Foxcatchers uniform and will bring it along
    I am retired and have the time
    Thank you

  2. After I attended Dave’s Funeral in Philadelphia, I gave only 2 newspaper interviews.
    I have kept this inside for many years only talking to Mark Schultz about it.
    It feel good to let it out. It is a difficult.story to Act or tell ….Channing Tatum in the LA times. said
    The Movie wil help


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