A new teaser trailer has arrived for Foxcatcher, in which Steve Carell takes centre-stage as unnerving millionaire turned wrestling coach, John du Pont.
Obsessed with the notion of winning an Olympic gold medal, Du Pont invites wrestler Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum) to his estate to form a team for the 1988 Seoul Olympics, while granting him th chance to step out of the shadow of his older brother (Mark Ruffalo).
Unfortunately, Du Pont is not the most stable of mentors, and things soon take a turn for the tragic as he grows increasingly desperate in his attempts to ensure his dream doesn’t hit the skids.
Take a look at the trailers, below…
Carell is on genuinely terrifying form here, while stopping short of the all-out melodrama that sometimes affects comic actors turning “serious”. Don’t expect that Oscar talk to die down any time soon…
Directed by Bennett Miller and co-starring Vanessa Redgrave, Sienna Miller and Anthony Michael Hall, Foxcatcher will open in the US on Nov 14, 2014.
By George Wales