Chilling trailer for Foxcatcher, surprise for Carell
There was a trailer for Foxcatcher online just briefly last week but it was removed rather quickly which seems a shame considering how good it looked and how impactful it was. It was chilling to watch, and that's a strong emotion to gather in such a short space of time.
It wasn't just how the trailer looked though it was also the surprising appearance of Steve Carell and his performance, one that is either going to be amazingly good or spectacularly bad, I'm going for the former.
Foxcatcher is the story of the Olympic Wrestling Champion Mark Schultz and how paranoid schizophrenic John duPont killed his brother, another Olympic Champion, Dave Schultz. The film is adapted by E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman who also wrote on Capote, and directed by Bennet Miller who directed Capote and Moneyball.
The film stars Channing Tatum as Mark Schultz, Mark Ruffalo as Dave Schultz, Sienna Miller as Nancy Schultz, Steve Carell as John du Pont and supported by names such as Vanessa Redgrave and Anthony Michael Hall.
So the cast line-up is good but for me it's the surprise of Steve Carell in the leading role, something I didn't notice the first time I watched the trailer. I do believe that comedians can be well placed for acting because they are forever on stage with a different persona and performing, and when the comedy is stripped back and a more serious side allowed to come through then you can see their talent shine.
This is true of Carell and it's only in a few roles that you've seen the glimmer of what could be there. If I remember rightly it was Crazy, Stupid, Love that started me thinking a little more seriously about the actor side and it looks like this role will drop all his comedic front and leave him purely as an actor, something I'm keen for especially after this trailer.
Well I say this trailer for the previous one I saw has been pulled but I did manage to track down this version which is a slightly different cut and has subtitles, but you can live with that for the quality.
Well? What do you think?