Paul Giamatti To Join Tom McCarthy’s ‘Win Win’?

UPDATE: We heard from McCarthy’s publicist: “Project being discussed but this film is not for sure. It would be very premature to say anything.”

While Paul Giamatti is busy promoting his latest film, the Leo Tolstoy biopic “The Last Station,” he’s also keeping an eye on the next time he’ll step in front of the camera. As the Oscar-nominated actor revealed to MTV News, his next project just might be alongside Tom McCarthy, the director of the Oscar-nominated “The Visitor.”

“I may do a movie called ’Win Win,’ which is a small independent thing,” Giamatti said of his next gig. “But we’ll see.”

Giamatti went on to say the film will be directed by McCarthy, who not only directed “Visitor” and “The Station Agent,” but has a story credit for Pixar’s “Up” and a juicy role in “2012” as John Cusack’s romantic rival. Last year, McCarthy helmed the pilot episode of HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” a planned fantasy series about war and political intrigue in a fantastical medieval kingdom.

Plot details about “Win Win” are not yet known, but Production Weekly reports that the drama is set to begin shooting in late February in New York and New Jersey.

When asked if other roles had yet been cast, Giamatti said, “Not that I know of.” An e-mail to McCarthy’s rep had not been returned at the time this writing, but stay tuned to MTV Movies Blog and for additional updates!