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Foxcatcher

What do Channing Tatum, Steve Carrell and Mark Ruffalo all have in common? Aside from the reputable on screen careers the carry in tow, they are co-staring in the upcoming biopic, “Foxcatcher.”

 

Directed by Bennett Miller (“Moneyball”), “Foxcatcher” tells the true story of Olympic wrestlers Mark (Channing Tatum) and David Schultz (Mark Ruffalo) and their relationship with paranoid schizophrenic millionaire sponsor, John du Pont (Steve Carrell), which ends in murder.

 

The first trailer sets a dark and intense tone with a gripping final scene of Tatum’s character annihilating a mirror with his head.

 

It is important to note that this will be the first time audiences see Carrell step in to the role of a more complex and dramatic character. A role that audiences are not accustomed to seeing him portray. I am curious as to how the veteran comedian will fare with the transition.

 

Given the sizable critical praise the film received at Cannes in May, “Foxcatcher” will likely attract the Academy’s attention when Oscar season rolls around.

 

This Sony Picture Classics film is slated to hit theaters November 14th.