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WATCH: Steve Carell at His Most Unsettling in First Clip from 'Foxcatcher,' Competing at Cannes

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood May 16, 2014 at 1:25PM

A first clip is here from Bennett Miller's "Foxcatcher." As you may recall, the film was originally looking at a fall 2013 debut, but was then pushed back due to a "huge editing process." It's now premiering at Cannes, set to play the competition lineup next week.
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Carell in 'Foxcatcher'
Carell in 'Foxcatcher'

A first clip is here from Bennett Miller's "Foxcatcher." As you may recall, the film was originally looking at a fall 2013 debut, but was then pushed back due to a "huge editing process." It's now premiering at Cannes, set to play the competition lineup next week. 

This minute-long glimpse reconfirms what we suspected from the trailer; the film, a biographical drama, looks to boast some really impressive performances, particularly from a transformed Steve Carell, who plays paranoid schizophrenic John Du Pont, a wealthy gym owner and trainer who murdered Olympic champion wrestler Dave Schultz (here played by Mark Ruffalo). The film centers on Schultz' brother Mark (Channing Tatum), a fellow Olympic wrestling champion.

"Foxcatcher" arrives in stateside theaters via Sony Pictures Classics at the peak of Oscar season: November 14.

This article is related to: Video, Video, Foxcatcher, Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Bennett Miller, Cannes Film Festival, Cannes


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.