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Windy glamour at "Foxcatcher" premiere

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 02:05

May 20 - Glamourous stars battle Cannes wind at world premiere of ''Foxcatcher''. Joel Flynn reports.

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A windy evening in Cannes, but that didn't stop a host of glamorous women hitting the red carpet. Jessica Chastain, Cheryl Cole and Eva Longoria all coped with the blusty conditions and wowed at the world premiere of "Foxcatcher". It was the men from the film who dominated the evening though - Steve Carell was joined by Mark Ruffalo and Channing Tatum on the red carpet. "Foxcatcher", directed by Bennett Miller, tells the story of the real-life 1996 murder of a wrestling champion by the trainer and heir to the prominent U.S. Du Pont family, John Du Pont. Speaking before the screening Carell - more typically known for his comedic performances - said his focus in playing Du Pont was on his role not the genre of the film. SOUNDBITE: Actor Steve Carell, saying (English): "I don't think characters in films know that they're in a comedy or a drama, I think they're just characters in films so I think the same applied to that side, I don't think, I didn't approach it as drama necessarily, it was just a story and a character within that story." Miller's 2005 film "Capote" is widely acclaimed, both for his directing and for the Oscar-winning performance by the late Philip Seymour-Hoffman, who died in February this year. Miller said it was emotional knowing he would never work with him again. SOUNDBITE: Director, Bennett Miller, saying (English): "To work with actors who are willing to... (APPLAUSES IN AUDIENCE). I mean, all of these guys and of course Phil, but to work with actors who are willing to put faith in you, it's... you have to be grateful for the rest of your life." "Foxcatcher", currently without a release date, has been tipped as an awards season heavyweight.

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Windy glamour at "Foxcatcher" premiere

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 02:05