Jaeger-LeCoultre supported the New York première of Bennett Miller’s Foxcatcher at the 52nd New York Film Festival on October 10.
The film tells the story from the viewpoint of Olympic wrestler Mark Schultz, and his relationship with sponsor John du Pont and brother Dave Schultz, also an Olympic wrestler. Foxcatcher was the name of du Pont’s farm.
It has already won Miller the best director prize at the Festival de Cannes earlier this year.
Channing Tatum plays Mark Schultz, Mark Ruffalo plays Dave Schultz, and Sienna Miller plays Dave’s wife, Nancy. Steve Carell plays du Pont. Vanessa Redgrave plays Jean du Pont.
Playing host to the cast at a pre-screening cocktail reception, director Miller, producers Megan Ellison and John Kilik, and Sony Pictures’ Michael Barker and Tom Bernard, was Jaeger-LeCoultre president Philippe Bonay.
Bonay, Carell and Ruffalo each donned a Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control watch.