Anthony Michael Hall is an actor who has undergone a pretty impressive transformation over the course of his career. While he started out as a teen playing geeks and nerds in John Hughes movies, as he aged he grew to a strong size and is now almost unrecognizable to his fans from the 80s. Also, unlike some of his Brat Pack cohorts, he has kept his acting career going, taking roles in movies like The Dark Knight and television shows like Community and Warehouse 13. And now he’s found a place in the next movie from Academy Award nominated filmmaker Bennett Miller (Moneyball).
Variety has gotten word that Hall has joined the cast of the true life thriller, which already stars Steve Carell, Mark Rufallo, Channing Tatum and Sienna Miller. The script was written by E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman and tells the story of John du Pont, an heir to the du Pont chemical fortune and paranoid schizophrenic who, after building a wresting training center called Team Foxcatcher on his estate, shot and killed Olympic wrestler Dave Schultz. Carell will be playing the role of du Pont, Ruffalo will portray Schultz, and Tatum will be Schultz’s brother, Mark. The trade says that Hall has signed on to play John du Pont’s assistant.
Hall recently wrapped production on a new thriller called Friend Request and also has a role in Sexy Evil Genius, the sci-fi comedy starring Seth Green, Katee Sackhoff and Michelle Trachtenberg. That film does not yet have a release date.
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