Steve Carell was able to flex a few dramatic muscles in July's criminally underrated 'Crazy, Stupid, Love,' but to paraphrase 'The Jazz Singer': You ain't seen nothing yet. Variety reports that Carell may play John du Pont in 'Foxcatcher,' a drama about the chemical heir and paranoid schizophrenic who, in 1996, killed his long-time friend and Olympic gold medal-winning wrestler David Schultz at Team Foxcatcher, a wrestling facility du Pont built in Pennsylvania. The project has been in development for four years, with 'Moneyball' helmer Bennett Miller attached to direct and 'Capote' screenwriter Dan Futterman handling script duties with E. Max Frye. Carell is busy in his post-'Office' life; he just wrapped 'Seeking a Friend for the End of the World' with Keira Knightley, is currently filming 'Great Hope Springs' with Meryl Streep, and has the magician comedy 'Burt Wonderstone' lined up as well. [Variety]
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