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Giamatti: 'Win Win subverts sports movies'

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Paul Giamatti has revealed that the forthcoming Win Win overturns sports film cliches.

The Sideways actor will be playing a suburban man and part-time wrestling coach who takes in a troubled teen with a hidden talent for the sport.

Speaking to Ain't It Cool, Giamatti said: “The movie thwarts expectations a lot.

"I love the whole sports aspect of it, because nobody actually wins in this movie and it's the sports thing and the moment of kind of sports movie victory is about a kid who deliberately throws his match.”

Win Win, which premiered at the Sundance Festival, will hit US theatres in March.

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