Tom McCarthy Receives A Visitor

By Garth Franklin Thursday September 7th 2006 01:01AM

Tom McCarthy ("The Station Agent") will write and helm comedic drama "The Visitor" for Groundswell Prods. and Participant Prods. reports Variety.

"The Visitor" revolves around a widower who lives a mundane existence as a college economics professor. His world is turned upside down when he meets two illegal immigrants, one of whom he befriends and tires to help when discovered by U.S. immigration authorities.

Richard Jenkins ("North Country") stars. McCarthy is set to start shooting October 2nd in New York.