Will ‘Foxcatcher’ Earn Steve Carell His First Oscar Nod?

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The latest trailer for Steve Carell’s upcoming flick Foxcatcher just hit the web, and this one’s even creepier than the last two. The movie, directed by Bennet Miller, has been making noise since its debut at Cannes, largely because of Carell’s dark and dramatic turn in the film. But judging from the look of the new teaser, viewers should be prepared for his performance to generate even more buzz in the coming months.

Foxcatcher is based on the true story of John du Pont (Carell), an eccentric million with a passion for amateur sports, who develops a training center, aiming to help prepare wrestlers for the U.S. Olympics Team. But trouble comes about when du Pont’s friend Dave Shultz (Mark Ruffalo) and his younger brother Mark (Channing Tatum) decide to join the center in an effort to train for another Olympic bid. As he works with them, du Pont’s behavior becomes increasingly erratic and the relationship between all three men takes a dark and violent turn, eventually resulting in murder.

This latest trailer is the first to focus almost solely on Carell as the borderline terrifying du Pont as he interacts with the younger Schultz and the other athletes. The actor looks almost unrecognizable in the teaser, with heavy pale makeup masking his features and a slightly mad grimace taking the place of his usual easygoing smile. “I am leading men, I am training them, I am teaching them, I am giving them a dream, and I am giving America hope,” his character says in the teaser.

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