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    8 Things You Need To Know About The Real Story Behind "Foxcatcher"

    How much of the chilling movie about an heir to one of the wealthiest families in America and the wrestler brothers he took under his wing is based in reality? Warning: ALL OF THE SPOILERS AHEAD!

    Foxcatcher tells the story of Olympic gold medal-winning wrestler Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum). In the midst of his training for the next Olympics, Mark is approached by a member of one of the wealthiest families in America, John du Pont (Steve Carell). Du Pont, a middle-aged man still living at home (read: a massive compound) with his elderly mother (Vanessa Redgrave), is fascinated by wrestling. He lures Mark — and eventually his older and more successful brother Dave (Mark Ruffalo) — to his estate by offering what seems like a lot of money and state-of-the-art facilities. Though du Pont provides Mark with everything one would need to prepare for competition, his odd behavior, which becomes increasingly more dangerous as the film progresses, begins to destroy Mark's mental and emotional state.

    And while the shocking ending seems like something fabricated for the screen, Foxcatcher is actually biographical. Here is a breakdown of how the film recreated the Schultzes' story and where it rewrote history. Warning: SPOILERS AHEAD!

    1. The du Pont estate was practically recreated for the movie.

    2. Jean du Pont was really obsessed with horses.

    3. Mark Schultz actually didn't have a job when he came to Foxcatcher Farm.

    4. John du Pont really did bring a gun into the wrestling gym.

    5. And he did write speeches for his wrestlers and wanted them to feel like he was a father figure.

    6. Mark and Dave Schultz never lived at the Foxcatcher estate at the same time.

    7. The Foxctcher gym wasn't built until after Mrs. du Pont's death.

    8. Dave's murder played out in the movie nearly exactly as it did in reality.

    Foxcatcher will be released on Nov. 14, 2014. And Mark Schultz's autobiography of the same name hits shelves on Nov. 18, 2014.