Team Foxcatcher

Spotlight

World Premiere

USA | 91 MINUTES | English | English subtitles

TEAM FOXCATCHER

Thriller, Sports, Documentary, NY Director(s)

Meant to be a retreat for elite American athletes, Foxcatcher Farms, and all it was intended to represent, was lost in the paranoid downward spiral of its troubled benefactor John Du Pont. Heir to the Du Pont family fortune, John Du Pont funneled his considerable resources into his love of sports—wrestling in particular. Aiming to reinvigorate the US Olympic wrestling team, Du Pont created Foxcatcher, and invited gold medal champion Dave Schultz to lead the charge. What began as an idealistic sports idyll soon deteriorated into suspicion, distrust, and ultimately murder.



Through fascinating archival footage and never-before-seen home videos shot during Schultz’s time at the farm, director Jon Greenhalgh’s absorbing film unpacks the events leading up to Foxcatcher’s well-documented tragedy, exploring the complex and contradictory character of Du Pont, while serving as a poignant memoir to the legacy of Schultz as a champion wrestler, husband, and father. Team Foxcatcher charts a true American tragedy of Olympic dreams, ambition, mental illness, and murder.



—Cara Cusumano


CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Jon Greenhalgh

Jon Greenhalgh is an acclaimed director, producer, and writer specializing in sports documentaries. Titles to his credit include The Smashing Machine (HBO’s America Undercover), Rank (IFC Documentaries), and Team Foxcatcher, his debut film on Netflix.

Director
Jon Greenhalgh
Producer
Neil Fazzari, David Bennett
Editor
Shelby Siegel, Jon Greenhalgh, Neil Fazzari
Cinematographer
Neil Fazzari
Executive Producer
Jeremy Bailer, Ben Hatta, Nancy Schultz
Composer
John Kusiak
Supervising Editor
Richard Hankin

CONTACTS

Print Source
Kyle Devriendt
Netflix
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Phone: 626 861 1139
kdevriendt@netflix.com
Press Contact
Brittany Whiteford
Netflix, Inc.
Los Gatos, CA 95032
Phone: 443 955 4752
bwhiteford@netflix.com
US Sales Contact
Jon Greenhalgh
International Sales Contact
Jon Greenhalgh