Following the Foxcatcher, which was released online earlier today and promptly yanked, Sony Classics has announced the film will no longer open the 2013 AFI Festival on November 8 and will not make its December 20 release date. Instead it will be pushed back to 2014 said the studio in a statement saying they support “the decision of the filmmakers to allow for more time to finish the film.”
Foxcatcher is the second film recently to drop out of the Oscar race following the Weinstein’s Grace of Monaco and it also looks like Martin Scorsese‘s The Wolf of Wall Street also won’t hit theaters until 2014, though that is yet to be officially confirmed.
Based on the true story of Olympic Wrestling Champion brothers Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum) and Dave Schultz (Mark Ruffalo), Foxcatcher tells of their relationship with the eccentric John du Pont (Steve Carell), heir to the du Pont Chemical fortune, a story that leads down some dark alleys as this trailer is clear to point out. Vanessa Redgrave, Sienna Miller and Anthony Michael Hall co-star.
As for the AFI Fest, Saving Mr. Banks will now serve as the opening night film.