Steve Carell Wants to Give America Hope in the New Dark “Foxcatcher” Trailer

Foxcatcher_4(PCM) Steve Carrel certainly makes a strong impression as the overbearing narcissistic John du Pont in the new trailer for Sony Pictures Classics’ Foxcatcher, in theaters November 14; watch the new trailer below!

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. 

The film’s poster, seen above, features a not-so-familiar Steve Carell, who alongside Channing Tatum, underwent extensive prosthetic makeup for the role.

Director Bennet Miller won the best director award at the Cannes Film Festival for Foxcatcher and Oscar buzz is already building about the film and its three leads.

Foxcatcher has a certified fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes of 90% from critics. Todd McCarthy of Hollywood Reporter calls the film “A superbly modulated study of a twisted mind with a career-changing performance by Steve Carell.”

Rated R for some drug use and a scene of violence, Foxcatcher opens in theaters nationwide November 14, 2014.

Watch the newest trailer below and visit the official website for more info!

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