One of my most anticipated films this winter is the 3rd feature from director Bennett Miller, Foxcatcher. It’s about John Eleuthère du Pont who shot and killed Olympic gold medal winning wrestler Dave Schultz. Steve Carell plays du Pont, in what will be one of the most different roles that we have ever seen him in (don’t forget The Way Way Back). Take a look at how different he looks in the first photo released of him in the role, prosthetic nose and all.
Mark Ruffalo plays Schultz, Channing Tatum plays his younger brother Mark, and Sienna Miller will play the wife of Dave.
It’s definitely going to be a major Oscar threat, especially with its December 20 release date. Could this end up being Carell’s first Oscar nomination? We can’t wait to see Foxcatcher and find out.