Update: Foxcatcher has now been moved to 2014, so the filmmakers “can have more time to finish the film” and it will no longer premiere at AFI Fest in November. Check out the original story below.
One of the last remaining fall films we had yet to see any footage from was Bennett Miller‘s Moneyball follow-up Foxcatcher, but thankfully today, that changes. The unsettling first teaser trailer for the film has landed, which sees Steve Carell not only undergo a wild physical transformation, but this character is far removed from any role he’s previously taken on.
Channing Tatum also stars in the true story, playing Olympic Gold Medal-winning wrestler Mark Schultz, brother of David Schultz (Mark Ruffalo), in the script written written by E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman. Carell takes the role of millionaire and schizophrenic John du Pont, who builds a wrestling training facility on his estate (called Team Foxcatcher) and eventually ends up going down a dark path. With a cast also featuring Vanessa Redgrave and Sienna Miller, check it out below, for what’s shaping up to be one of the year’s most-anticipated films.
FOXCATCHER is a psychological drama directed by Academy Award nominee Bennett Miller (MONEYBALL) and starring Golden Globe winner Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Academy Award nominee Mark Ruffalo, Academy Award winner Vanessa Redgrave and Sienna Miller. The film was written by E. Max Frye and Academy Award nominee Dan Futterman. FOXCATCHER tells the story of Olympic Gold Medal-winning wrestler Mark Schultz (Tatum), who sees a way out from the shadow of his more celebrated wrestling brother Dave (Ruffalo) and a life of poverty when he is summoned by eccentric multi-millionaire John du Pont (Carell) to move onto his estate and train for the 1988 Seoul Olympics. Desperate to gain the respect of his disapproving mother, du Pont begins “coaching” a world-class athletic team and, in the process, lures Mark into dangerous habits, breaks his confidence and drives him into a self-destructive spiral. Based on actual events, FOXCATCHER is a gripping and profoundly American story of fragile men who pinned their hopes for love and redemption on a desperate obsession for greatness that was to end in tragedy.
Foxcatcher opens in 2014.
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