Channing Tatum and Steve Carell go for Oscar gold in ‘Foxcatcher’ teaser


The long-awaited Foxcatcher – a film I prematurely added to my Most Anticipated of 2012 list – is finally hitting cinemas this December. To tide over our ravenous anticipation, here’s another teaser trailer.

Steve Carell stars as schizophrenic billionaire John du Pont, a chemical heir who tried to train wrestler Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum) ahead of the 1988 Olympics.

As the official synopsis puts it, “[John] lures Mark into dangerous habits, breaks his confidence and drives him into a self-destructive spiral.”

Do not take to Google if you wish to remain oblivious to the tragic events that unfolded; at least until Foxcatcher hits local cinemas this summer.

Mark Ruffalo also stars in the flick, as Schultz’s brother.

Originally slated to hit cinemas late in 2013, its release was delayed by a full year to give it a better shot at the Academy Awards.

It’s a move that just might pay off, as Foxcatcher was able to play In Competition at Cannes, where it was met rapturously. Bennett Miller even walked away with the Best Director prize.

Could Carell and Tatum also find themselves amongst the nominees? Bet on it.

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