FILM BASED ON DANIEL CLOWES' 'WILSON' GETS STARS And Director Posted by Milton Griepp on May 28, 2015 @ 3:03 pm CT
The long-gestating film based on Daniel Clowes’ Wilson graphic novel is on the runway, with stars, a director, and a June shoot in Minneapolis planned. Laura Dern (Jurassic Park, Wild) and Woody Harrelson (Hunger Games, True Detective) have been cast in the lead roles, according to Hollywood Reporter. Craig Johnson, who directed the highly regarded Skeleton Twins (with Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader), is on board to helm the feature. Clowes wrote the script.
The film has been in the works since at least 2010 with Alexander Payne producing. He was working on a version of the script and considering directing the film himself at one point. Payne is still producing the film. Drawn & Quarterly published the graphic novel, which won an Eisner award in 2011