Win Win

(2011)

Struggling attorney Mike Flaherty, who volunteers as a high-school wrestling coach, takes on the guardianship of an elderly client in a desperate attempt to keep his practice afloat. When the client's teenage grandson runs away from home and shows up on his grandfather's doorstep, Mike's life is turned upside down as his win-win proposition turns into something much more complicated than he ever bargained for.

2012 Writers Guild Awards Nominations

The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) announced nominations for outstanding achievement in writing for the screen in both film and television for 2011. Winners will be honored at the 2012 Writers Guild Awards on Sunday, February 19, 2012, during simultaneous ceremonies in Hollywood and New York.

Categories for film include Best Original Screenplay, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Documentary Screenplay. The TV nominations are a little more extensive, offering awards for Best Drama Series, Best Comedy Series, Best New Series, Best Episodic Drama, Best Animated Series, Best Comedy/Variety Series, and Best Daytime Drama.

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EXCLUSIVE: Director Thomas McCarthy Talks ‘Win Win’ Blu-ray

Director Thomas McCarthy takes us behind the dramatic comedy Win Win starring Paul Giamatti, on Blu-ray and DVD today!

Struggling attorney Mike Flaherty (Paul Giamatti), who volunteers as a high-school wrestling coach, takes on the guardianship of an elderly client in a desperate attempt to keep his practice afloat. When the client's teenage grandson runs away from home and shows up on his grandfather's doorstep, Mike's life is turned upside down as this Win Win proposition turns into something much more complicated than he ever bargained for.

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‘Win Win’ Debuts on Blu-ray and DVD August 23rd

Laugh, cry and win when Win Win comes to Blu-ray and DVD on August 23, 2011 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Win Win is not just another sports movie; the unconventionally uplifting film combines action on the mat with the hilarious highs and heartbreaking lows of a new kind of family. Indie film writer-director Thomas McCarthy (The Visitor) guides a celebrated cast including Academy Award nominees Paul Giamatti (Sideways, John Adams), Amy Ryan (Gone Baby Gone) and high school wrestling star and newcomer Alex Shaffer in this quirky coming-of-age tale.

Academy Award Nominee Paul Giamatti stars as a lovable yet long-suffering lawyer and high-school wrestling coach who takes us on a brilliantly heartfelt journey through the game of life...where you can't lose 'em all. When Mike Flaherty (Giamatti) comes across a teenage runaway who also happens to be a champion wrestler, Mike's luck turns around in spectacular fashion. But his win-win situation soon becomes more complicated than he ever imagined when the boy's family affairs come into play. Co-starring Oscar Nominee Amy Ryan and directed by Oscar Nominee Thomas McCarthy, this touching and funny comedy will leave you cheering.

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EXCLUSIVE: ‘Win Win’ Clip

Director Thomas McCarthy (The Station Agent) is set to release his latest comedy Win Win on March 18th. Paul Giamatti stars as a struggling attorney who volunteers to be the local high school wrestling coach while also looking after an elderly client, all in trying to keep his floundering business afloat. We have an exclusive look at the movie with a clip featuring Paul Giamatti, Amy Ryan, and comedian Bobby Cannavale as they go searching for their missing ward. To watch, stay calm and click on the clip below.

Win Win was released March 18th, 2011.

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‘Win Win’ Trailer

Thomas McCarthy, acclaimed writer/director of The Visitor and The Station Agent, explores the allegiances and bonds between unlikely characters with a lighter touch in his new film. Struggling attorney Mike Flaherty (Paul Giamatti), who moonlights as a high school wrestling coach, becomes legal guardian of an elderly client in an attempt to help keep his practice afloat. When the client's teenage grandson runs away from home and shows up on his grandfather's doorstep, Mike's family life and his wrestling team are turned upside down. Mike's win-win proposition turns into something much more complicated than he ever bargained for. McCarthy's deft touch balancing drama and comedy, broken hearts and poignant humanity is at play in Win Win.

Win Win was released March 18th, 2011.

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‘Win Win’ Poster

Win Win was released March 18th, 2011.

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Director Tom McCarthy's ‘Win Win’ Begins Principle Photography

http://movieweb.com/movie/win-win/ Fox Searchlight Pictures' Presidents Nancy Utley and Stephen Gilula announced today that principal photography for Win Win will begin March 15thin New York. The film stars Academy Award nominee Paul Giamatti, Academy Award nominee Amy Ryan, Bobby Cannavale, Melanie Lynskey and Jeffrey Tambor. Academy Award nominee Tom McCarthy is directing based on a story by McCarthy and Joe Tiboni.

Tom McCarthy, acclaimed writer/ director of The Visitor and The Station Agent, explores the allegiances and bonds between unlikely characters with a lighter touch in his new film. Struggling attorney Mike Flaherty (Paul Giamatti), who moonlights as a high school wrestling coach, becomes legal guardian of an elderly client in an attempt to help keep his practice afloat. When the client's teenage grandson runs away from home and shows up on his grandfather's doorstep, Mike's family life and his wrestling team are turned upside down. Mike's win-win proposition turns into something much more complicated than he ever bargained for. McCarthy's deft touch balancing drama and comedy, broken hearts and poignant humanity is at play in Win Win.

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Jeffrey Tambor, Melanie Lynskey and Bobby Canvale Join ‘Win Win’

http://movieweb.com/movie/win-win/ We reported back in February that Fox Searchlight has picked up Tom McCarthy's new film with Paul Giamatti and Amy Ryan and now a supporting cast is filling out. Variety is reporting that Jeffrey Tambor (Arrested Development), Melanie Lynskey (Up In the Air) and Bobby Canavale (The Station Agent) have joined the cast of Win Win.

It was previously reported that Paul Giamatti and Amy Ryan would star in the film, with Giamatti portraying an attorney and high school wrestling coach whose depressed life gets turned upside down when he becomes the legal guardian of a client's grandson. It wasn't clear what roles Tambor, Lynskey and Canavale would have on the film.

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