‘Foxcatcher’ Teaser Trailer #3: Going for the Gold

Published 8 months ago by , Updated August 29th, 2014 at 3:51 am,

Those who are already familiar with the story of millionaire John du Pont and Olympic wrestler Dave Schultz will already know that upcoming biographical drama Foxcatcher, starring Steve Carell as the former and Channing Tatum as the latter, won’t be a happy-go-lucky kind of sports movie. Those who saw Carell’s name attached and were hoping for something along the lines of Cool Runnings should probably look elsewhere.

Carell is best known for his comedic roles in movies like The 40 Year-Old Virgin and Anchorman, but he’s also done his fair share of straight acting, perhaps most notably in the 2006 drama Little Miss Sunshine. In Foxcatcher Carell looks almost unrecognizable in the role of du Pont, and the film has already received a great deal of praise in early reviews.

The first teaser trailer for Foxcatcher had a distinctly foreboding tone and the second was even more ominous, concluding with the chilling sight of Tatum, as Schultz, repeatedly smashing his own head against a mirror. By contrast, the tone of the third teaser trailer is a little more ambiguous, though not without its own sense of underlying disquiet.

Steve Carell and Channing Tatum Foxcatcher Foxcatcher Teaser Trailer #3: Going for the Gold

Foxcatcher was directed by Bennett Miller, whose previous works include other highly acclaimed biographical dramas like Moneyball and Capote. The film also stars Mark Ruffalo as Mark Schultz, Dave’s brother, and Sienna Miller as Nancy Schultz, Dave’s wife. The film premiered at Cannes Film Festival earlier this year but is set for wide release on November, which will no doubt make it a strong contender in the run-up to the Academy Awards in 2015.

Foxcatcher certainly has the critics on its side so far, with a score of 88% on Rotten Tomatoes and 91% on Metacritic, but Miller’s previous films have ‘suffered’ from multiple Oscar nominations, but a lack of Oscar wins (with the exception of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Capote win). Putting aside awards discussion, however, Foxcatcher definitely looks like it could be one of the best drama films of the year. Watch it in theaters if you can, but brace yourselves for a rough ride.

Foxcatcher opens in U.S. theaters on November 14th, 2014.

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  1. Man this is going to be good

  2. “Would I rather be feared, or would I rather be loved? Both. I want people to be afraid of how much they love me” – Michael Scott

  3. I can’t wait for this. Tatum is a great actor. One of the few good looking actors that can actually act. And I really hope steve carell knocks this out of the park. I’m sure he will. This movie should be awesome. On a side note, it still sucks this is a true story. I know it have been almost 20 years, but it is still sad to think of what happened. Kind of wish you guys at Screenrant would talk about Dave in an article. He deserved the attention.

  4. “Sienna Miller as Nancy Schultz, Mark’s wife”

    Nancy Schultz was Dave Schultz’s wife, not Mark’s.

    • Typical Hollywood, bastardizing source material…

  5. Gotta see just for this version of Carrell.

  6. Hooray for Delaware!

  7. Whether this movie is good or not, credit is MUCH do in the make-up department! Fantastic! Steve Carrell is virtually unrecognizable.

  8. Channing Tataum is portraying Mark Schultz the younger brother. Mark Ruffalo, with the beard is Dave Schultz,who was the older brother that tried to steer his little brother clear of this eccentric millionaire’s influence while at the same time using DuPonts money to fund the wresting they specialized in. DuPont was rich from berth and never had to work. He was very generous in giving to amateur athletics but became paranoid and unstable. The movie seems to start by setting up Mark Schultz as being enchanted and then manipulated by John DuPont; its debatable on how close to real or not that relationship was but tragic results which unfolded were all to true. Steve Carrell seems to of captured the essence of DuPont without roving into a caricature. All around the cast looks solid and the movie taught and foreboding.