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The project is being developed as a star vehicle for Steve Carell who would play Dr. James Healey, the leader of a group of scientists that conducted DNA experiments that unleashed an airborne virus that ravages the populous.
The affliction progressively lowers the Iq of the afflicted, and a race against time begins as scientists struggle for a cure, even as they rapidly grow dumber.
Though written as serious science fiction, the film adaptation plans a "Doctor Strangelove"-style scathing satire. Andrew Lazar and Walter Parkes are producing the project which won't set a director until Kaufman's done the script.
Kaufman is just the latest to attempt the script, the project has been in development for almost two decades with several scribes having »
- Garth Franklin
One of the great, unrealized movies of the past few years (and one we really hope, but also doubt, will ever get made) is Charlie Kaufman's ambitious, Hollywood skewering, comedy/musical, "Frank Or Francis." But one of the proposed stars of that film is teaming with Kaufman on another project. Deadline reports that Steve Carell will star in "I.Q. 83," with the movie getting a page one rewrite from Kaufman, and for now, there's no word if he'll also direct or not. It's a sci-fi movie with a premise that's right up Kaufman's alley, following a viral outbreak that renders those afflicted with a rapidly decreasing I.Q. — including the scientist tasked with finding a cure. It's based on the book by Arthur Herzog, here's the synopsis from Amazon: That was before the DNA experiments. Before the accident you said could never happen… Since then you have felt your »
- Kevin Jagernauth
It looks like Charlie Kaufman and Steve Carell may work together after all. Carell was originally set to star in the Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind scribe’s excellent-sounding musical Frank or Francis, but the feature was postponed due to lack of financing. He then turned his attention to the FX pilot How and Why, only to see the network pass on picking it up to series earlier this year. Now Kaufman has been tapped to rewrite a star vehicle for Carell, and it sounds kind of great. The Adaptation. and Being John Malkovich screenwriter will pen an adaptation of Arthur Herzog’s science-fiction novel Iq 83, which revolves around the outbreak of a disease that is slowly making everyone dumber. More after the jump. Deadline reports that Paramount has hired Kaufman to do a page one rewrite of Iq 83, which is being developed as a star vehicle for Carell. »
- Adam Chitwood
Steve Carell has been attached for awhile to headline an adaptation of Arthur Herzog's 1978 science fiction novel, Iq 83. Today, however, the big screen take on the high concept tale is officially getting a rewrite from none other than Charlie Kaufman, the screenwriter behind films like Being John Malkovich, Adaptation, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Synecdoche, New York. Deadline has the news, reporting that Kaufman will be doing a page one rewrite. »
It looks like Charlie Kaufman and Steve Carell have managed a way to work together after all. You may recall Carell was set to star in the musical Frank Or Francis, but that movie was shelved due to lack of financing. Now Paramount has hired Kaufman to rewrite an adaptation of Arthur Herzog’s science-fiction novel “Iq 83” for Carell to star. He will play Dr. James Healey, who leads a group of scientists that conducted DNA experiments which subsequently unleashed »
- Graham McMorrow
Foxcatcher: New photos from the upcoming drama Foxcatcher reveal Steve Carell, Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo in poses that are anything but glamorous. Based on a true story, Carell plays the isolated and wealthy John du Pont, who becomes a mentor to champion wrestlers, first to an intense loner (Tatum) and then to his older brother (Ruffalo), a family man. Touted for awards consideration, the movie opens in theaters on November 14. [USA Today] Green Room: Patrick Stewart, who has become well-known as the gentle yet powerful Professor X in the X-Men movies, is set to costar as a white-supermacist leader in crime thriller Green Room. Jeremy Saulnier, responsible for this year's crackling revenge flick Blue Ruin, wrote the script and is directing. Stewart joins...
- Peter Martin
Directed by Bennett Miller.
Bennett Miller has slowly begun his ascent into the Premier League of Hollywood directors. His extraordinary work on Capote and Moneyball has lifted him in amongst a handful of film maestro’s that has made him a magnet for talent. And three years after his jaunt into the worlds of baseball, he is back with Foxcatcher, a film with a huge weight of expectation after a six-minute standing ovation at this year’s Cannes.
- Scott J. Davis
While I am still not over the idea of Hollywood’s nice guy Steve Carell playing a obsessive psychopath, there are apparently other things going on in Bennett Miller’s dark drama Foxcatcher. There’s Channing Tatum, of course, playing Olympic wrestler Mark Schultz, and Mark Ruffalo as his brother Dave. Then there’s the complicated relationship that develops between the Schultz brothers and John du Pont (Carell), as the latter helps them train for the 1988 Seoul Olympics at his new training facility on his estate. As the three men interact, obsession, power, and paranoia begin to take over, and du Pont’s increasingly erratic and disturbing behavior threatens to drive a rift between the brothers. Exciting stuff, made all the more so when you realize that it’s based on a true story.
You can just feel the menace and alienation in a new batch of images from Foxcatcher. »
- Lauren Humphries-Brooks
Foxcatcher: New photos from the upcoming drama Foxcatcher with Steve Carell, Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo are anything but glamorous. Based on a true story, Carell plays the isolated and wealthy John du Pont, who becomes a mentor to champion wrestlers, first to an intense loner (Tatum) and then to his older brother (Ruffalo), a family man. Touted for awards consideration, the movie opens in theaters on November 14. [USA Today] Green Room: Patrick Stewart, who has...
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Jennifer Garner's guilty pleasure probably matches up with a lot of people's.
Prior to introducing Garner, who was one of this year's honorees, Carell revealed a fun fact about the Golden Globe winner.
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"Jen Garner really, really loves pizza," Carell said before having pizzas delivered to every table at the event.
Garner couldn't resist taking a slice and even brought one up with her to the podium.
"I wasn't eating pizza when I was dressed in lingerie was I?" Garner said in between bites.
Watch the video to hear Amy Poehler's quip about Carell's generous »
With this year’s lead actor race heating up to be one of the most crowded ever, it’s a little strange to look over candidates for supporting actor and see a lot of empty space.
Which is not to say there aren’t some amazing performances in the mix. J.K. Simmons (“Whiplash”), Mark Ruffalo (“Foxcatcher”) and Edward Norton (“Birdman”) are considered locks for a nod, and all are outstanding in wildly different and breathtaking performances.
Beyond that, there are a lot of great performances but few sure things. Ethan Hawke delivers beautifully subtle work in the beloved “Boyhood,” and seems a good bet to land his second acting nomination. Robert Duvall’s name has been bandied about for “The Judge,” but that has more to do with him being Robert Duvall than praise for the performance. The rest is attributed to movies that have yet to screen or truly build buzz. »
- Jenelle Riley
Steve Carrell is almost unrecognizable playing John du Pont in the biographical drama Foxcatcher, also starring Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo. Foxcatcher is getting rave reviews across the board and looking at the trailer, you can probably see why. The dramatic tale of Olympic wrestling champions and brothers Mark and Dave Schultz, the later killed […]
A batch of new Foxcatcher images have landed online from director Bennett Miller’s (Capote) upcoming dark drama, and they do an excellent job of evoking the tone of the film. Steve Carell stars as John du Pont, an eccentric millionaire who decided to host an Olympic Wrestling training camp on his grounds despite having no experience with the sport himself. The crux of the film revolves around du Pont’s relationship with Olympic Champion brothers Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum) and Dave Schultz (Mark Ruffalo), and in particular du Pont’s mentorship of the younger brother Mark, who lived in the shadow of his more successful brother. I caught the film at Tiff and it’s magnificent. The performances by Carell, Tatum, and Ruffalo are positively transcendent, as each actor wholly disappears into his role. Don’t miss this one, folks. Hit the jump to take a look at the new Foxcatcher images, »
- Adam Chitwood
Jennifer Garner spoke out about sexism at the Elle Women in Hollywood event on Monday night.
"My husband and I do kind of the same job, a little bit. Not long ago we both had one of those magical days, we call it a junket, where we both attended these lovely events where people come in every four minutes, they ask the same questions over and over again, you know ...
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At last night's Elle Women in Hollywood event, honoree Jennifer Garner gave one hell of a passionate speech about sexism in the entertainment industry. After being presented by Steve Carell, Ben Affleck's other half took that stage to share a personal story the brought the audience to cheers and applause. "The fact that there even needs to be a Women in Hollywood event is a little bit sad," gorgeous Garner said during the annual event at the Four Seasons hotel in Beverly Hills. "I mean, the men in Hollywood event is every day—it's called Hollywood. Fifty-one percent of the population should not have to have to schedule a special event to celebrate the fact that in an art that tells the »
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- April Neale
Three spots in the 2015 Oscars Best Actor race are pretty much locked up. Those would be Michael Keaton (Birdman), Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game) and Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything). In my opinion, that's also the order of their likelihood of winning... right now. The two other slots aren't so easy to figure with so much left to be seen. Steve Carell (Foxcatcher) seems a strong contender though I'm not as sure about his chances as much as some others are, largely because of the competition he faces. His chances remain high, though, which is why he occupies my #4 slot for now. In fifth I had Jack O'Connell (Unbroken), but there's a little movie on the rise right now you may have heard of and hopefully seen (or intend to see) called Whiplash and not only is the film securing itself a spot in the Best Picture ranks, but »
- Brad Brevet
Money can't buy you love, but can it earn you self-validation? It's a theme that's explored in the fascinating Foxcatcher, an involving tale based on a chilling true story that boasts enthralling, career-changing performances from Channing Tatum and Steve Carell.
Directed with great measure and restraint by Moneyball's Bennett Miller, Foxcatcher revolves around depressed Olympic wrestling champion Mark Schultz (Tatum) and his relationship with mega-wealthy loner John Du Pont (Carell). It's John's dream to put together a wrestling team to compete in the next Olympics and he manages to recruit Mark, although his brother and fellow wrestler Dave (Mark Ruffalo) proves harder to catch.
As the relationship between the trio develops, often in unhealthy ways, we're gripped by what John's underlying motivations for his apparent altruism might be. »
Let's start with a broad assessment that may or may not be true, but can be taken as close enough for the purposes of this column: there are four Best Actor slots spoken for. What are they? Steve Carell in "Foxcatcher," Benedict Cumberbatch in "The Imitation Game," Michael Keaton in "Birdman" and Eddie Redmayne in "The Theory of Everything." Only one of those films, mind you, has opened and screened for the Academy ("Birdman"). But if I were a betting man, I'd say that quartet is secure. So who slides in besides? First and foremost, we've been in this place at least since the Toronto Film Festival, when Cumberbatch further solidified himself after "The Imitation Game" debuted at Telluride and Redmayne jumped onto the scene as part of a new wave of contenders that included "Nightcrawler's" Jake Gyllenhaal and "St. Vincent's" Bill Murray. But as one of the »
- Kristopher Tapley
In a tepid weekend for the box office, Brad Pitt's World War II epic, Fury, claimed the top spot with $23.5 million, beating back Gone Girl, which brought in $17.8 million for a domestic total of $107 million. Other new releases also had lackluster performances, with the animated The Book of Life bringing in $17 million for third and the Nicholas Sparks adaptation The Best of Me barely coming in fifth with $10.2 million. Steve Carell's family comedy, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, stuck around in fourth with $12 million. More exciting were the films that opened in limited release: Michael Keaton's meta-comeback film Birdman brought in more than $400,000 in just four theaters for the second highest per-screen average this year behind The Grand Budapest Hotel. Justin Simien's buzzy debut film, Dear White People, also connected with audiences, earning $344,000 for a PSA of $31,273. »
- E. Alex Jung
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