Craig Johnson’s third directorial Wilson, an adaptation of Daniel Clowes graphic novel of the same name, will now go out on March 24, three weeks after its original March 3 planned date. Clowes also penned the script about a middle aged foul-mouthed curmudgeon played by Woody Harrelson who reunites with his estranged wife and learns he has a teenage daughter. It’s been a while since we’ve seen a comedy from Searchlight, arguably Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel ($174.8M global) was the last one. Wilson brings to mind some of the indie hijinks of Little Miss Sunshine, but mostly the 2003 arthouse comedy American Splendor ($8M global), which was based on Harvey Pekar’s adult comic series that doted on a misfit couple played by Paul Giamatti (as Pekar) and Hope Davis. Johnson’s previous movie The Skeleton Twins starring Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader won the the Waldo Salt Screenwriting award at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.
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