We’ve heard about the film for a long time, yet we haven’t seen anything but a few pictures. Now the first teaser trailer has arrived for Bennett Miller’s (Moneyball) Foxcatcher.
Nearly unrecognizable, Steve Carell looks like he will catapult himself to another level as he plays schizophrenic John du Pont, a millionaire who built a wrestling training facility on his estate.
Foxcatcher is the harrowing true story of Olympic Gold Medal-winning wrestler Mark Schultz, played by Channing Tatum and his trainer brother Dave, played by Mark Ruffalo which ends in a bloodshed with du Pont.
The film also stars Vanessa Redgrave and Sienna Miller.
First teaser trailer after the jump:
As the teaser trailer shows this looks to be a terrifying portrayal by Carell, one that will be dubbed a must-see.
Foxcatcher hits theaters on December 20th and looks poised for Oscar nominations. Certainly one of my most anticipated films of the year.
***EDIT – Late news Sony Pictures Classics has delayed the release of Foxcatcher to give Bennett Miller time to finish the film. It will no longer be coming out on December 20th. Instead it’s now been given a release date of sometime in 2014 according to Deadline.
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.