Coming Attractions: Magic in the Moonlight + Foxcatcher
More than 9 months to go and Oscar buzz is already in the air.
Anything by Woody Allen is bound to get at least a little love at a couple ceremonies and this could follow Cate Blanchett’s Best Actress victory with some more little golden men. Magic in the Moonlight is decidedly lighter than Blue Jasmine, at least judging from its trailer. MITM is “a romantic comedy about an Englishman brought in to help unmask a possible swindle. Personal and professional complications ensue”. It stars Emma Stone, Colin Firth, Marcia Gay Harden and Jacki Weaver.
Then there’s Foxcatcher, “based on the true story of Mark Schultz, an Olympic wrestler whose relationship with mentor John du Pont and brother Dave Schultz would lead to unlikely circumstances”.
It’s a drama, of course, and stars Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo and a transformed Steve Carell. Foxcatcher is directed by Bennett Miller (Capote, Moneyball).