It may be eight months until the Oscars, but thanks to glowing reviews at Cannes, Foxcatcher has emerges as the first frontrunner and some are already suggesting Steve Carell (and his prosthetic nose) and going to walk off with the Best Actor Oscar?
So are they right? Well, we can now have our first taster, thanks to a teaser that’s been released.
The drama is based on the true tale of Olympic wrestler Dave Schultz (Mark Ruffalo), who was murdered by his paranoid schizophrenic friend Jon Du Pont (Steve Carell) in 1996. Du Pont was an heir to the Du Pont chemical company, who teamed up with Dave’s brother Mark (Tatum) to build a wrestling training facility known as ‘Team Foxcatcher’ on his sprawling Pennsylvania estate. The Schultzes tried to get Du Pont help for years before the murder. Sienna Miller plays Nancy, Doug Schultz’s wife,
Bennett Miller directs from a screenplay by Dan Futterman and E. Max Frye. It’s out in the US on December 20th, with a mid-January UK date set. [Read more…]