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Sony Le Plex HD to premiere Foxcatcher in India

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MUMBAI: “A coach is a father. Coach is a mentor. Coach has great power on an athlete’s life,” says John Du Pont, the coach of team Foxcatcher.

Sony Le Plex HD is all set to unfold critically acclaimed and award winning film Foxcatcher on 4 December at 1pm and 9pm time slot.

Based on the real events surrounding wrestling enthusiast John Du Pont's recruitment of Olympic gold medalist wrestler brothers Mark and Dave, and the succeeding murder, Sony Le Plex HD will showcase the Indian television premiere of the film in their slot Le Premiere.

Directed by Bennett Miller, the film revolves around multimillionaire John du Pont (Steve Carell), who runs and funds a training academy after being unable to make a mark as a wrestler himself, due to family pressure.

Along with nominations in five categories at Academy Awards, three in Golden Globe, and a nomination for the prestigious Palme d'Or, Bennett Miller won the Best Director Award for the film at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.

Sony Le PLEX HD community ambassador Zoya Akhtar said, “Real-life stories look more convincing when executed with authenticity and dedication. Foxcatcher has been crafted so convincingly that it has all the elements to drive interesting conversations till long after the movie is over. The strong performances stay with you for a long time and movie enthusiasts like me can’t help but talk about it. With a fine collection of highly acclaimed films, Sony Le PLEX HD is the place I turn to for great movie experience on TV – this is where I belong.”

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