Thomas McCarthy

Adam Sandler Takes the Lead in ‘The Cobbler’

Adam Sandler Takes the Lead in ‘The Cobbler’

After a string of low-brow comedies such as Grown Ups 2, That's My Boy and Jack and Jill, Adam Sandler is returning to the indie scene with The Cobbler.

Thomas McCarthy is directing the comedy, which follows a modern-day cobbler who has the meta-physical ability to enter the lives of the people whose shoes he repairs.

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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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‘Home Movies’ Gets Writer Thomas McCarthy

DreamWorks has hired Win Win director Thomas McCarthy to write the family comedy Home Movies.

The story centers on an ordinary man who discovers he can not only revisit moments in his life through home movies, but he can also change the events. The story was originated by writer Jared Stern.

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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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