Steve Carell & Praise Take Center Stage on New 'Foxcatcher' Poster
Right now it's the calm before the storm that is awards season with not too many exciting releases hitting theaters over the next month with the exception of some promising indies like The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby. But that means we're going to start seeing some big pushes from the studios trying to get their Oscar contenders some attention and this week it's Bennett Miller's Cannes selected drama Foxcatcher revving up the hype machine. A new poster features a stoic Steve Carell with some pretty hefty praise up at the top. This is bound to get Carell an Oscar nod, and it's one of our most anticipated.
Here's the new poster for Bennett Miller's Foxcatcher from EW:
On taking the role, Steve Carrell says, "I didn’t look at the role as a juicy role, per se. I tried to approach it like you would approach any part, try to understand what type of person this man might have been. Ultimately, it’s only your best guess, but it was extremely challenging." And if you're uncomfortable seeing Carell in that prosthetic nose, you're not alone. Carell recalls, “Just the reflection of what you see in other people and how they respond to you, I could tell that I was off-putting. People just naturally weren’t inclined to be around me, based on how I looked. It was a little creepy.” Check out the most recent, intense teaser trailer right here for a taste of the creepiness.
Foxcatcher is directed by Bennett Miller (Capote, Moneyball) and written by Dan Futterman (Capote, "In Treatment") and E. Max Frye ("Band of Brothers"). The film tells the gripping, true story of Olympic Wrestling Champion brothers Mark Schultz & Dave Schultz (Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo) and their relationship with eccentric John du Pont (Steve Carell), heir to the du Pont Chemical fortune, that led to a gruesome murder. Sienna Miller, Vanessa Redgrave and Anthony Michael Hall also star in the film which Sony Pictures Classics releases in the heart of awards season on November 14th this fall. Read our review.