- Actors:Sam Rockwell, Emma Roberts, Rob Corddry, Margo Martindale, Jessica Hecht
- Directors: James C. Strouse
- Writers: James C. Strouse
- Producers: Andrea Grano, Celine Rattray, Daniel Crown, Daniela Taplin Lundberg, David Sweeney
- Format: AC-3, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, DVD, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
- Language: English
- Subtitles: English, Spanish
- Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
- Number of discs: 1
- Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
- Studio: Lionsgate
- DVD Release Date: November 23, 2010
- Run Time: 104 minutes
- Average Customer Review: No customer reviews yet.
- ASIN: B0040QE7UE
ComingSoon.net posted an exclusive interview with the ‘The Winning Season‘ writer James Strouse & casts.
VIA SOURCE – Every year, the Sundance Film Festival premieres dozens of great independent films, many that often have to struggle to find an audience in theaters. When James Strouse’s Grace is Gone, starring John Cusack, won the coveted Audience Award in 2007, it was thought Strouse would be a filmmaker to watch. For whatever reason, the movie failed to make a mark when The Weinstein Company released it later that year. Undaunted, Strouse returned to Sundance in January 2009 with his follow-up The Winning Season, a very different movie that involves sports and even a bit of humor.
It stars perennial Sundance man Sam Rockwell as Bill, a divorced alcoholic working as a busboy in a restaurant until his friend, played by Rob Corddry, asks him to coach his high school’s girls’ basketball team, because he thinks Bill could turn them around. Before you can say “Bad News Bears,” Bill is putting the team, made up of Emma Roberts’ Abbie, Shareeka (Half Nelson) Epps’ Lisa, as well as Rooney Mara, Emily Rios and Meaghan Witri, through rigorous paces to try to make them the best team in the league. Along the way, he helps the girls with their problems and they do the same for him. (Read More Interview Via Source)
I’ve added screen captures of Rooney in the new clip from “The Winning Season” movie to the gallery. Also, the video clip has been updated as well.
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There are many reasons to be excited about the indie high school basketball movie, “The Winning Season,” and most of them are the eclectic cast members. You have Sam Rockwell as the dishwasher turned girl’s varsity basketball coach, Emma Roberts as the leader of the underdog team, and Rob Corddry as the high school administrator who brings the two of them together.
But on top of that, there’s soon-to-be A-lister Rooney Mara and “Half Nelson’s” Shareeka Epps fleshing out the six-player basketball team, in addition to “Gossip Girl’s” Connor Paolo as the boy Emma’s character is crushing on. Fortunately for you, we have an exclusive clip bringing all of them together.
We never get tired of high school comedies, including good-hearted but surprisingly gritty indies starring Sam-freaking-Rockwell. Though he is absent from this clip, it’s clear from the chemistry between the girls that he won’t have to carry this film, and neither will Emma Roberts.
Shareeka first impressed us with “Half Nelson,” and though she looks way too young to be on this team (she’s actually 21 in real life!), we know from the trailer and this clip that she’s the team’s spitfire. But instead of completely stealing the scene when she tricks Emma’s character into talking to Connor’s, she and the other girls all work off each other to really give an ensemble performance.
As for the edginess that we promised, it didn’t rear its head in this clip but we got a good look at it last week when a Rooney Mara-centric clip debuted online, probably hoping to ride on the press that she got when it was announced she was leading David Fincher’s “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.” Between those two clips, it should be evident enough that this is more than your average high school comedy.
Source: Hollywood Crush
I’ve added new behind the scene photos of Rooney in “The Winning Season” movie to the gallery.
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Rooney Mara has been cast as the lead in the Americanized take on The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and that should be a big deal, except no one really knows who Rooney Mara is. The 25-year-old New Yorker has only been working since 2005, mostly in smaller roles. She had a big part inYouth in Revolt but I’m not sure that was really the place to showcase her ability. She’ll be in The Social Network, but that’s still a ways off. If you’re really interested in checking out what Mara’s capable of, then you’ll want to check outThe Winning Season when it’s released on September 3rd.
The movie stars Sam Rockwell as an alcoholic turned girls basketball coach. Mara is one of his more troublesome team members, with a penchant for dating older dudes. Embedded below is a snippet from one of her more pivotal scenes in the film, in which she makes out with an older dude and Rockwell responds by kicking his ass. It’s good. Take a look:
If David Fincher’s take on The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is at all faithful to its source material Mara will have to put up with a lot more than creepy, older dude tongue. But it’s easy to imagine her looking the part of Lisbeth Salander. It’s hard to imagine her or anyone else being as good as Noomi Rapace, who played the character in the Swedish version, but I have a sneaking suspicion she’ll actually be good.
Source: Cinema Blend
Before you see Rooney Mara in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo or even The Social Network, there’s the upcoming The Winning Season.
While she may not be the star of the indie flick, Mara definitely has quite the storyline…
The Winning Season, which hits theaters Sept. 3, stars Emma Roberts as the captain of a girls high school basketball team coached by the Midwest town’s former sports hero (Sam Rockwell).
Mara plays one of Roberts’ teammates, who happens to be having an affair with a pervy shoe salesman in his 40s, played by Winter’s Bone actor Kevin Breznahan.
Source: E Online