Compelling Trailer for FOXCATCHER with Steve Carell and Channing Tatum
Everything that I've seen from Foxcatcher has been stunningly impressive. Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, and Mark Ruffalo all show that they are going to give stellar performances. We've got a new trailer to share with you for the film today, and like the previous trailer, it sent chills down my spine because of how intense and amazing the movie looks.
The movie is a psychological drama that was directed by Moneyball director Bennett Miller. It tells the true 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."
Miller talked about the film and some of the injuries that came along with making it in an interview with Yahoo, saying,
“These guys got some injuries, but I never really heard about it until we started talking about the film after it’d been finished. I keep on learning about various injuries. Like Mark at one point collar ties Channing in a scene and he kind of cuts his ear. He hits the side of his head really hard and burst Channing’s eardrum. And in the same scene, Channing put his head through a mirror and cut himself.”
They apparently went all out shooting the film and didn't hold back. Tatum added,
“It was the most suffocating sport I’d ever played. You can box and hit the bag or something like that, but you can’t wrestle if you don’t want to actually do it. It’s a thankless, painful sport.”
The movie is set to be released on November 14th, and it has Oscar written all over it.