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Channing Tatum proves why he's an Oscar contender in new 'Foxcatcher' trailer (Video)

By Daniel S Levine,

A new teaser for the highly anticipated Foxcatcher has been released. The latest preview of Moneyball director Bennett Miller’s new film gives a small taste of the acclaimed performance from Channing Tatum.

The teaser lasts just a minute long, but that should be enough to prove that Tatum, who used to do dancing movies, has grown as an actor. In the film, he plays Mark Schultz, an Olympic wrestler who comes under the tutelage of John du Pont (Steve Carell). The wealthy heir of the du Pont fortune is convinced that he can save American beliefs by coaching Mark and his brother, David (Mark Ruffalo), to Olympic glory. But the dark tale takes a turn for the worse when du Pont murdered David in 1996.

Clearly, this is not light Moneyball material. Instead, this is a return to a dark tale for Miller, who shot onto the scene with Capote in 2005. Both of those films were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar, and based on the Cannes reviews, it looks like Foxcatcher will be as well.

Carell’s performance has been particularly picked out as a big change for the Office star, as has Tatum's.

Foxcatcher will be released by Sony Pictures Classics on Nov. 14.

image courtesy of ACE/INFphoto.com

 
 

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