Vulture is excited to be the first to report that one of our just-plain-ol’-favorite writer-directors Tom McCarthy will make his next picture, Win Win, at Fox Searchlight.
For those who can’t quite place him, the versatile McCarthy is that rare working actor, director, and screenwriter who seemingly does everything annoyingly well: He’s currently nominated for the Best Original Screenplay Oscar for his work on Pixar’s Up, which is also nominated for Best Animated Feature and Best Picture. McCarthy also directed the indies The Station Agent and The Visitor, the latter of which got Richard Jenkins a Best Actor Oscar nomination last year. Oh, and McCarthy also starred in the final season of HBO’s The Wire, playing that overambitious Sun reporter who wins the Pulitzer by fabricating quotes and even entire subjects for his stories.
McCarthy’s new film, which will star fellow HBO alumni Paul Giamatti (John Adams) and Amy Ryan (The Wire) is 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.” Win Win is being produced by Mary Jane Skalski and Giamatti’s old Sideways producer, Michael London, and starts shooting in April.
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