Steve Carell goes 50 Shades of Grey for killer role

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Crazy, Stupid.. let yourself go, dude?

The first picture of Steve Carell in Bennett Miller’s “Foxcatcher” is on the w’s.

The “Crazy, Stupid, Love” star plays the murderous John du Pont in a film that pits the eccentric millionaire against and Olympic Wrestling Champion brothers Mark and Dave Schultz (Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo).

As you can see from this first picture, the film’s ending doesn’t reflect real-life with du Pont ending up President of the United States by the time the credits roll. I think.

Director Miller tells EW that they recently had a screening for the flick and not everybody in the audience knew it was the “Office” stud.

“We just had our first test [screening], and not everybody recognized Steve. He is aged [for the film], and his face is changed, and his physicality changed,” says Miller, who explains that the unlikely casting of Carell as a killer is an important part of making the character feel authentic. “If I say I’m going to make a movie about a guy who’s a schizophrenic murderer, there are probably a dozen actors who would immediately appear on anybody’s casting list. And Steve would not be on any of those lists. And that’s a good thing. Because it’s unexpected… John DuPont was a character who nobody thought was capable of doing something as horrible as he did. And I did not want to cast somebody who would feel dangerous in that way.”