Release Date: 2017-03-24
Distributors: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Directors: Craig Johnson
Film Genre(s): Comedy
SYNOPSISBased on the Dan Clowes-created graphic novel, Wilson tells the story of an opinionated middle-aged loner (Harrrelson) who loves his dog and maybe nobody else. He begins a quest to find human connection, badgering friends and strangers into a series of one-sided conversations that get derailed by his brutally honest sense of humor. When his father dies, Wilson is really alone and sets out to find his ex-wife (Dern) in hopes of rekindling their long dead relationship. In the process, he discovers he has a teen daughter, who was born after the marriage ended and given up for adoption. He becomes determined to reconnect all three of them as a family. You know that can't end well.
- THR reports that Craig Johnson will direct the project. Woody Harrelson and Laura Dern are in negotiations to star with a June shoot set for Minneapolis. Alexander Payne is producing with his Ad Hominem Enterprises partners Jim Taylor and Jim Burke. Also producing are Sam Raimi and Josh Donen. - 2015-05-27