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Sony Pictures Classics Move 'Foxcatcher' To 2014; Watch The Chilling Teaser Trailer

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by Kevin Jagernauth
September 26, 2013 10:36 PM
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To all the prognosticators who have already sat back and considered the awards season over, time to wake up. Bennett Miller, who has gone two-for-two with Best Pictures nominations for "Capote" and "Moneyball," returns with "Foxcatcher" and goddamn if he doesn't look like he's back in top form.

Perhaps the most remarkable achievement is transforming Michael Scott aka Steve Carell, into the truly chilling lead character John du Pont, a multimillionaire, paranoid schizophrenic and as he describes himself in this teaser trailer, a "patriot." This remarkable true story follows du Pont, who builds a wrestling training facility on his 800-acre property, but whose relationship with longtime friend  and Olympic gold medal-winning wrestler David Schultz (Mark Ruffalo, looking positively Hulk like) takes a sinister turn.

Yep, we're sold. Co-starring Channing Tatum, Sienna Miller and more, "Foxcatcher" opens on December 20th. 

Update: Wow, this is a shocking revelation given the fact the teaser arrived today. In a statement, Sony Pictures Classics announced today that the release of FOXCATCHER is being moved into 2014. "SPC supports the decision of the filmmakers to allow for more time to finish the film." What does this mean for its would-be AFI premiere in November? That it's probably not happening would be our guess. No exact dates have been revealed. Will SPC hold it for another full year for the 2014 Oscar race? Right now, your guess is as good as ours.

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21 Comments

  • Marko | September 27, 2013 9:47 AMReply

    So does this mean we can sit back once again and and consider the awards season over?

  • BradZuhl | September 27, 2013 7:49 AMReply

    Chilling? With Carrell's ridiculous prosthetic nose and faux-Kennedy accent this is more laughable than chilling.

  • Glass | September 27, 2013 4:03 PM

    At one point it actually looks like EVERYONE is wearing bad prosthetics... Maybe my mind was just messing with me. Carell looks like Dave Bowman at the very end of 2001, laying down, reaching for the monolith at the foot of his bed.

  • micguar | September 27, 2013 2:02 PM

    I won't comment on the accent, but that nose looks like it could be really distracting. Prosthetics like that are almost always better when they're small and subtle, so much so that you don't even realize that it's not what the actor usually looks like.

  • M. | September 27, 2013 10:22 AM

    Yeah your that 'one' guy at the parties

  • cirkusfolk | September 26, 2013 11:41 PMReply

    Between this news and Wolf of Wall Street also getting pushed back to 2014, I am officially BUMMED :(

  • BRICK TAMLIN | September 26, 2013 5:55 PMReply

    TRAILER description

    a helicopter lands outside a huge white house

    carell -

    do you have any idea who i am
    why i asked you to come here today

    tatum - No

    carell -

    i want to speak with you about your future
    whay do you wnat to achieve Mark

    tatum - i wanna be the the best in the world

    carell -
    i am a patriot
    i want to see this country soar again

    carell -

    a coach is a father
    a coach is a mentor
    a coach has great power on an athletes life


    cue quick shots of..

    carell slaps tatum across the face

    mark ruffalo takes aim with a hunting rifle with a scope

    tatum hugs ruffalo
    carell stares from the crowd
    same kinda stare josh hartnett gave when sheen hugs pfeiffer in 'O'

    shooting range
    5 people
    3 cops in grey uniforms
    then steve carell in gymn clothes shooting a revolver
    then another cop in grey


    narration again

    carell - we're gonna do great things Mark

    tatum - I'll give you everything i have

    steve carell walks into the gymn
    where people (maybe includine tatum) are seated
    and he has the same revolver in his hand

    cue TITLE

    END OF TRAILER

  • Katie Walsh | September 26, 2013 10:16 PM

    Can you do this for all trailers? Just like, start a blog of this? I surprisingly enjoyed this.

  • Wes Mantooth | September 26, 2013 7:53 PM

    This is better than the trailer.

  • Kevin | September 26, 2013 5:26 PMReply

    Sorry folks, Sony is pulling the trailer, apparently it went out a bit early. When it's back, we'll have it for you.

  • Daniel | September 27, 2013 1:31 AM

    At least we have Brick Tamlin's Trailer Description

  • Tyler B | September 26, 2013 5:23 PMReply

    I can't see Steve Carrell not get major recognition for this one. I realize it's Leo's time and all.... but damn, he has some tough competition come awards season.

  • awfqr | September 26, 2013 5:41 PM

    The Wolf of Wall Street will probably be moved to 2014e

  • simon | September 26, 2013 5:13 PMReply

    youtube.com/watch?v=0CLO6vIg34w

  • k | September 26, 2013 5:08 PMReply

    video has been removed

  • RON BURGANDY | September 26, 2013 5:58 PM

    TRAILER description

    a helicopter lands outside a huge white house

    carell -

    do you have any idea who i am
    why i asked you to come here today

    tatum - No

    carell -

    i want to speak with you about your future
    what do you want to achieve Mark

    tatum - i wanna be the the best in the world

    carell -
    i am a patriot
    i want to see this country soar again

    carell -

    a coach is a father
    a coach is a mentor
    a coach has great power on an athletes life


    cue quick shots of..

    carell slaps tatum across the face

    tatum smashes his own head in a mirror

    sienna miller screams while looking out the window

    mark ruffalo takes aim with a hunting rifle with a scope

    tatum hugs ruffalo as carell stares from the crowd
    same kinda stare josh hartnett gave when sheen hugs pfeiffer in 'O'

    shooting range
    5 people ,,,
    3 cops in grey uniforms
    then steve carell in gymn clothes shooting a revolver
    then another cop in grey


    narration again

    carell - we're gonna do great things Mark

    tatum - I'll give you everything i have

    steve carell walks into the gymn
    where people (maybe including tatum) are seated
    and he has the same revolver in his hand

    cue TITLE

    END OF TRAILER

  • ben | September 26, 2013 4:58 PMReply

    Can't wait to see this. I'm surprised he hasn't popped up at any of the fall festivals. Maybe it will have a surprise screening at the NYFF.

  • Edward Davis | September 26, 2013 8:06 PM

    AFI is getting it. If NYFF trumped their premiere that would be PR nightmare. Prolly not gonna happen. Saving Mr. Banks.

  • DG | September 26, 2013 4:49 PMReply

    This looks amazing, can't wait. I wonder if it will be too dark for academy voters though, seems like they always drift towards uplifting biopics or if they do go dark it's some kind of zeitgesty tragedy thing. This looks dark as hell and could (I hope) maybe have a very weird streak too. High hopes no matter what

  • JJ | September 26, 2013 4:37 PMReply

    Wow, looks good. Definately checking this out.

  • Eric | September 26, 2013 4:37 PMReply

    This one looks really good. I like Steve Carrell playing against type with this and The Way Way Back. I wonder if this might get him nominated for some awards.

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