Vulture is excited about Wilson!

“58 Movies We’re Excited About in 2017” / Vulture / Kyle Buchanan , Jordan Crucchiola , Hunter Harris , Nate Jones , Kevin Lincoln and Abraham Riesman / January 2, 2017

Wilson (March 24)
Comic-book movies litter the cineplex these days, but none of them look like Wilson. Woody Harrelson plays the title role in this adaptation of Daniel Clowes’s 2010 graphic novella of the same name. It follows the travails of a chatty asshole named Wilson as he goes on a rocky and obsessive journey to revisit his past, reuniting with his former wife (Laura Dern) as they undertake an ill-fated quest to retrieve their daughter (newcomer Isabella Amara, also in the Spider-Man reboot). It’ll be interesting to see if comics’ rise to prominence as a source of intellectual property for Hollywood can boost a story as odd as this one, especially seeing that it’s being directed by the relatively unproven Craig Johnson. Fox Searchlight seems pretty confident about Wilson though, opting to premiere it at Sundance.

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