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'Win Win' Director Tom McCarthy Writing Supernatural Comedy-Drama 'Home Movies' For DreamWorks

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 8, 2011 2:20 AM
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With this year's "Win Win," writer-director Tom McCarthy not only proved that "The Station Agent" and "The Visitor" were more than flukes, but he also made one of the best films of the admittedly lackluster year (thus far). It's already his biggest box office success to date, and the actor-turned helmer is more in demand than ever -- he's already taken one big studio gig, writing the baseball drama "Million Dollar Arm" for Disney (having worked with the studio once before, penning a few drafts of Pixar's "Up"), and now another one is lined up as well.

Interview: Thomas McCarthy Grapples With 'Win Win'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • March 21, 2011 8:08 AM
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Director Also Discusses His Upcoming Project 'Million Dollar Arm“Win Win” is the latest effort from writer-director Thomas McCarthy, who last helmed the Oscar-nominated “The Visitor.” But most have preconceived notions of the man behind the camera. McCarthy is also an accomplished actor, having appeared in work as diverse as "The Wire," “Syriana” and “2012” in between his small, sensitive character dramas, and is often seen in unpredictable places. The bulk of people who attended the loony New York Comic Con presentation for “Your Highness” seemed to be oblivious that McCarthy was in fact the moderator at that event.

'Win Win' & 'The Visitor' Writer/Director Tom McCarthy To Write Baseball Pic 'Million Dollar Arm'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 8, 2011 9:14 AM
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2011 is turning out to be a banner year for writer/director Tom McCarthy. The helmer recently premiered his latest effort "Win Win" at the Sundance Film Festival to strong reviews which should carry over to his biggest box office success and exposure to date (if it gets more people to watch "The Station Agent" and "The Visitor" then it's a win-win right? -- sorry we had to go there). Anyway, Hollywood is paying attention.

Watch: Trailer For 'Win Win' Is A Win Win

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 2, 2011 8:38 AM
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Well, you can go ahead and sign us up. Tom McCarthy is one of our favorite directors and Fox Searchlight has just dropped a trailer for his latest, "Win Win," and it looks like another solid entry in the helmer's growing filmography of tender, winning dramedies.

Poster For 'Win Win' With Paul Giamatti Revealed

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 28, 2011 4:25 AM
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Tom McCarthy, the director behind the tender and lovely "The Station Agent" and the heart-wrenching "The Visitor," is one of our faves and with his third effort "Win Win" on the way it appears the helmer has once again delivered another strong pic about outsiders finding their way.

Sundance '11 Review: Tom McCarthy's 'Win Win' Balances Heartfelt & Hilarious Small Victories

  • By The Playlist
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  • January 23, 2011 1:13 AM
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From our reviews correspondent over at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, James Rocchi.

Watch: Clip From Tom McCarthy's 'Win Win' With Paul Giamatti Debuts

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 22, 2011 7:02 AM
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As you may have heard, the Sundance Film Festival is in full swing and buzz is already starting to swell for a few films. One of those films is Tom McCarthy’s “Win Win.” McCarthy is no stranger to Sundance, his films “The Station Agent” and “The Visitor” both received their debuts at the fest before going on to win awards and critical acclaim. They also featured breakout leading performances from perpetual supporting players Peter Dinklage and Richard Jenkins. McCarthy is also a skilled actor himself, who you might remember from “Michael Clayton”, “Meet The Parents” and HBO’s “The Wire.” He’s also got a story credit on the Pixar flim “Up,” so he probably made you cry at some point and you didn’t even realize it.

Exclusive: The National Recording New Song For Sundance-Bound 'Win Win'

  • By The Playlist
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  • December 12, 2010 8:29 AM
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Plus Here's Your First Look At Paul Giamatti In The Tom McCarthy-Directed DramaThe 2011 Sundance Film Festival is just around the corner, and details are starting to emerge about which movies will be making appearances and who will be starring in meta-textual Beastie Boys pastiches. And now we can give you a little more information about one movie that will be coming to Sundance (and which indie rock sensation will be doing the movie's theme song).

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