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Steve Carell takes on the darkest role of his career as the disturbed — and eventually murderous — millionaire heir John du Pont in Foxcatcher. The film is based on du Pont’s involvement with two ’80s-era Olympic champion wrestlers, Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum) and David Schultz (Mark Ruffalo). The brothers are lured at different times to du Pont’s estate.
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The film that was last year’s Oscar race reject took a sharp turn toward awards season glory on Monday night at the Cannes Film Festival in the south of France. Based on the true story of mentally disturbed millionaire heir—and killer—John E. du Pont, Foxcatcher got a round of jubilant applause and shouts of approval from international press members who screened the film on Monday ahead of the film's gala premiere. "Steve Carell is an Oscar lock," wrote Variety’s Ramin Setoodeh, who compares the 51-year-old actor’s onscreen transformation to Jared Leto’s Oscar-winning turn as a transgender woman in Dallas Buyers Club, using in this case a ”prosthetic nose (a la Nicole Kidman in The Hours), false teeth, and a receding hairline.” Setoodeh also notes that Sony Pictures Classics hasn’t decided yet whether to submit the 51-year-old actor’s name in the lead or supporting Oscar categories. Todd McCarthy of The Hollywood Reporter shared the sentiment, saying his take on du Pont—who killed Olympic wrestling champion Dave Schultz in 1996—is a career changer for Carell.
The true-life Channing Tatum/Steve Carell drama Foxcatcher, about the wealthy scientist/philanthropist/Olympic wrestling coach/murdererer John du Pont (Carell), was supposed to have been released last winter as a presumably sure-fire Oscar contender, but was postponed until November 2014. The highly anticipated film finally premieres at Cannes today, and Yahoo Movies has the first clip: Those who last saw Carell in Anchorman 2 (or ignored him in The Incredible Burt Wonderstone) won’t recognize the dramatically and physically transformed actor, buried under prosthetics and adopting du Pont’s halting cadence. Bennett Miller (Capote, Moneyball) directed the film, which focuses on how du Pont — a descendant of the French aristocrat who founded the DuPont chemical company —recruited two-time world champion freestyle wrestler and Olympic gold medalist Mark Schultz (Tatum) to train at du Pont’s Foxcatcher Farm facility at his Pennsylvania estate, and, in January 1996, gunned down the athlete’s brother (played by Mark Ruffalo), also a gold-medal winning wrestler, in his own driveway.