Overture Films were all too happy with the results of writer/director Tom McCarthy’s The Visitor. The socially conscious, post 9/11 commentary, lite drama starring Richard Jenkins and Hiam Abbass drew in audiences — the film remained in theaters for a seven month stretch and accompanying 9 million dollar plus box office take. Pretty darn good for an indie pic. After appearing in Lukas Moodysson’s Mammoth, Duplicity, 2012, The Lovely Bones, David Schwimmer’s Trust (currently filming), it looks like McCarthy is going to begin to put the emphasis back on his directing career in 2010.
The popularity of The Visitor has surely helped secure financing for his next project — another independent film drama titled “Win Win” which according to PW, is due to begin filming late February in New York and New Jersey. McCarthy filmed The Station Agent in several parts of the garden state. Look for more details to trickle in next month.