The 2013 Oscar race just got a little less interesting as Bennett Miller’s “Foxcatcher” has moved to next year, oddly mere hours after a very promising teaser trailer hit the internet (and caused its Oscar buzz to soar just before it disappeared).
Distributor Sony Pictures Classics said the decision was based on Miller and company’s need for more time to finish the film, which had been set for December (and for a world premiere at AFI FEST in November, which one would assume is no longer happening). The real-life based story stars Steve Carell as a paranoid schizophrenic multimillionaire (it seemed like a performance with huge Oscar potential, and could very well be come next year) who builds a relationship with Olympic Wrestling Champion brothers Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum) and Dave Schultz (Mark Ruffalo).
Miller’s previous two films — “Capote” and “Moneyball” — both received best picture nominations as well as a pair of acting nods (for Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Catherine Keener and Phillip Seymour Hoffman, respectively — the latter of whom won). We’ll have to a wait a whole additional year (and then some) to see if “Foxcatcher” will follow suit.