Fantastic First Teaser Trailer for FOXCATCHER Starring Steve Carell, Mark Ruffalo, and Channing Tatum [UPDATED]

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Sony Pictures Classics has released the first teaser trailer for director Bennett Miller’s (Moneyball) upcoming drama Foxcatcher, and it’s kind of incredible.  The film tells the true story of Olympic Wrestling Champion brothers Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum) and Dave Schultz (Mark Ruffalo), and their relationship with eccentric millionaire John du Pont (Steve Carell).  This trailer is absolutely fantastic.  I was a bit unsure about Carell stepping into such an intense dramatic role, but judging by this trailer he looks to knock it out of the park.  Miller once again shows incredible talent behind the camera, this time bringing a heavy amount of intensity and, by way of Carell’s performance, terror to the screen.  Miller’s previous two directorial efforts (Moneyball and Capote) were both big Oscar contenders, each landing in the Best Picture race, and Foxcatcher looks like it might have the goods to make it three for three.  I’m really, really looking forward to this one.

Hit the jump to watch the trailer.  The film also stars Sienna Miller, Vanessa Redgrave, and Anthony Michael HallFoxcatcher opens December 20th. [Update: Unfortunately someone jumped the gun and Sony has removed the trailer from the internets. Hopefully the official debut will be online soon.]

Here’s the official synopsis for Foxcatcher:

FOXCATCHER, a psychological drama directed by Academy Award® nominee Bennett Miller (MONEYBALL) and starring Golden Globe® winner Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Academy Award®nominee Mark Ruffalo, Academy Award® winner Vanessa Redgrave and Sienna Miller, will have its World Premiere on Friday, November 8 as the Opening Weekend Gala. The film was written by E. Max Frye and Academy Award® nominee Dan Futterman. FOXCATCHER tells the story of Olympic Gold Medal-winning wrestler Mark Schultz (Tatum), who sees a way out from the shadow of his more celebrated wrestling brother Dave (Ruffalo) and a life of poverty when he is summoned by eccentric multi-millionaire John du Pont (Carell) to move onto his estate and train for the 1988 Seoul Olympics. Desperate to gain the respect of his disapproving mother, du Pont begins “coaching” a world-class athletic team and, in the process, lures Mark into dangerous habits, breaks his confidence and drives him into a self-destructive spiral. Based on actual events, FOXCATCHER is a gripping and profoundly American story of fragile men who pinned their hopes for love and redemption on a desperate obsession for greatness that was to end in tragedy.

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  • http://buzzabit.com/aaron/ Aaron Sullivan

    Gotta admit it was tough to take him seriously at first, but I think in the context of the film he’ll be great and this looks like the a chilling movie. Steve Carrell isn’t a stand up comic or someone who tells jokes he’s always been a great performer with great timing and subtlety.

  • http://buzzabit.com/aaron/ Aaron Sullivan

    Gotta admit it was tough to take him seriously at first, but I think in the context of the film he’ll be great and this looks like the a chilling movie. Steve Carrell isn’t a stand up comic or someone who tells jokes he’s always been a great performer with great timing and subtlety.

    • OldManLesbianJeffWells

      Exactly. Anyone who has seen more than a few episodes of The Office knows that Carrell has range: Michael Scott is lovable and creepy and pathetic and poignant and a lot of things.

  • daniel

    Some directors just know how to make good movies, Bennett Miller is among those names.

  • mike

    Wow Carrell is nearly unrecognizable. Looking forward to this!

  • junierizzle

    I thought Sony released this, why’d they yank the trailer already? If I had a dollar for every time that happened……

    • Gerard Kennelly

      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

      • junierizzle

        Thanks.

  • Tom

    You can see it here: http://fdb.pl/wiadomosci/19319-foxcatcher-z-pierwsza-zapowiedzia

    Teaser looks great. I hope Carell will get his first Oscar nomination.

  • Gerard Kennelly

    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 —

  • Gerard Kennelly
  • sense11

    Very Impressive, love the music

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  • HeSaidSheSaidReviewSite

    Um….the trailer would be where?

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