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Daniel Clowes Goes Hollywood—Again

The Bay Area graphic novelist heads back to the big screen.

From left, Woody Harrelson with Daniel Clowes and director Craig Johnson. 


With the possible exception of another Bay Arean, R. Crumb, Daniel Clowes (Ghost World, Eightball) is about as celebrated as a graphic novelist can get.

And now the Piedmont-based comic is heading back to the big screen with an adaptation of Wilson, his 2010 graphic novel about an insufferable but vaguely—and we mean vaguely—sympathetic middle-aged loner trying to mold a family out of spare parts.

Woody Harrelson plays the titular character, a surly, grouchy misanthrope who’s trying desperately to win back his ex-wife (Laura Dern) and connect with the teenage daughter he’s just learned about, while at the same time repulsing everyone around him with his antisocial behavior and wild rants about technology, corporatization, and all the other ills of the world. Costarring Judy Greer. Opens Mar. 24.


Originally published in the March issue of San Francisco 

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