Here's the first trailer and poster for the indie comedy The Winning Season, which was directed by James C Strouse, and stars Sam Rockwell, Emma Roberts and Rob Corddry. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival back in 2009, and it was acquired by Lionsgate. Since that all went down I haven't really heard anything more about the film until this trailer and poster popped up.
The movie has been described as The Bad News Bears meets Half Nelson meets Hoosiers. Rockwell plays a jerk alcoholic busboy who is given a chance to coach a local high school girls varsity basketball team. The character also has a strained relationship with his daughter who he only gets to see once a week.
THE WINNING SEASON, a comedy from writer/director James C. Strouse starring Sam Rockwell, Emma Roberts and Rob Corddry.
Set in suburban Indiana, the film stars Rockwell as Bill Greaves, an adult misfit recruited by the local high school principal (Corddry) to coach the school’s floundering girls’ basketball team. Initially retreating from what appears to be a hopeless situation, Bill perseveres and manages to help the team and its captain (Roberts) ratchet up its competitive spirit, while the girls offer Bill a renewed life focus. THE WINNING SEASON also stars Shareeka Epps, Emily Rios and Margo Martindale.
Lionsgate is releasing the film in New York City and Los Angeles on September 3rd 2010. Check out the trailer for the film below and let us know what you think!