If you’re a fan of Ghost World, then you’ll probably also enjoy Wilson, the latest graphic novel adaptation from Daniel Clowes (who adapted the screenplay himself). The film, directed by Craig Johnson, follows the story of a down and out middle-age man (Wilson, played by Woody Harrelson) who just wants to be accepted. The problem is, he can’t keep his mouth shut. And as we see in this first trailer, that gets him into a fair amount of trouble.
But things change — if not for the better, than at least for the different — once Wilson learns that he has a daughter with his estranged wife Pipi (Laura Dern), who was put up for adoption 17 years ago. As Wilson and Pipi decide to go looking for their daughter to make a connection with her, Wilson appears to find some modicum of happiness.
Check out the trailer below:
Though I have mixed feelings about this trailer, I did love Clowes’ sardonic humor in Ghost World, and presume there’s more to Wilson than just the quirky-factory of indie movie checkpoints that we see here. It’s a great cast and was also named by film soothsayer Gregory Ellwood as a potential sleeper hit for 2016 (although its long road to the box office means that we’ll actually see it in 2017).
If you were a fan of the graphic novel, is this what you envisioned for Wilson and his story? Let us know in the comments! Wilson, which also stars Judy Greer, Cheryl Hines and Isabella Amara, opens on March 24, 2017. Check out the poster and official synopsis for the movie below:
Harrelson stars as Wilson, a lonely, neurotic and hilariously honest middle-aged misanthrope who reunites with his estranged wife (Laura Dern) and gets a shot at happiness when he learns he has a teenage daughter (Isabella Amara) he has never met. In his uniquely outrageous and slightly twisted way, he sets out to connect with her.