New York Magazine reports that Tom McCarthy‘s new film Win Win will be made at Fox Searchlight. McCarthy is one of the most notable, versatile talents in the industry, having done everything from directing Richard Jenkins to an Oscar nomination in The Visitor, to pitching in on the Oscar-nominated screenplay for Pixar’s Up, to starring in the final season of HBO’s The Wire. He’s a hard worker, and his upcoming film Win Win will mark his third directorial attempt after the successful indies The Station Agent and The Visitor.
Win Win will star Paul Giamatti (Sideways, John Adams) and Amy Ryan (Gone Baby Gone) in a drama about “a suburban New Jersey family and the teen runaway who changes their lives and turns around the sagging fortunes of a high school wrestling team.” The film will be produced by Mary Jane Skalski, who produced McCarthy‘s first two films, and Michael London, who worked previously with Giamatti on the smash-hit Sideways. Win Win is set to being shooting in April.
Is there any reason not to be excited for this film?