Oscar Buzz 2014: Steve Carrell Out Of The Running as 'Foxcatcher' is Moved to 2014


When we first saw a leaked trailer for Bennet Miller’s Foxcatcher, which stars Steve Carrell, Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo, it looked like it could be an Oscar contender. Even before the trailer was leaked, there was buzz about Steve Carrell possibly being in the running for an acting Oscar.

But the trailer was taken down almost as soon as it went up and we now know why.  According to Deadline, the trailer should have never gone up as Foxcatcher is nowhere near being finished in time for it’s December 2013 release date. Sony Picture Classic has moved the film into the 2014 season which means it will be a long time until we hear from it again.

Per Deadline:

Sony Pictures Classics has moved the release of the Bennett Miller-directed Foxcatcher to 2014. They said the filmmaker needs more time to finish the film that stars Steve Carell, Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo. It was expected to be in the Oscar season mix with a December 20 release, helmed by the director ofMoneyball.

Sony PIcture Classic could release the film as soon as it’s done, but Foxcatcher was already garnering Oscar buzz before it was released which means the release date will be positioned deeper into the festival season than the early movie year. There’s also the fact that this isn’t a huge blockbuster film, and is in almost every way an awards film through and through.

That’s the reason the film is taking so long to complete and it’s also the reason we won’t see Foxcatcher until at least August 2014.

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