Saturday, 31 May 2014

New Foxcatcher teaser and one sheet arrives online

Sony Pictures Classics have just released their first teaser and one sheet for Bennett Miller's (Moneyball) Foxcatcher.

Though there were worries when the film was held back from last year's awards season, allowing more time for Miller to tinker with it, Foxcatcher is proving to be worth the wait, with critics at the Cannes Film Festival already predicting potential Oscars.

Foxcatcher, which features a script from E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman, tells the gripping true story of Olympic Wrestling Champion brothers Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum) and Dave Schultz (Mark Ruffalo). They're invited to launch a wrestling academy funded by eccentric John du Pont (Steve Carell), heir to the du Pont Chemical fortune.

While it initially seemed like a great opportunity, things turned darkly tragic when the paranoid schizophrenic du Pont murdered Dave, leaving Mark to seek justice. The film promises a very different performance from Carell, who has branched out into drama before, but nothing quite as intense as this. Clearly it would appear he has succeeded and is already being talked about as an awards contender.

Following rave reviews at the film festival, we'll now have to wait to see Foxcatcher, which arrives in the US on 14 November, but has yet to announce a UK date.

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