Movie Based on Daniel Clowes Graphic Novel ‘Patience’ in Development at Focus – Variety
â€œPatience,â€ published by Fantagraphics in March, spent 19 weeks on The New York Times Best Seller List. The story is centered on a man who falls into a pit of anger, grief and guilt over the murder of his wife Patience. Ten years later, he learns of a time machine that might allow him to fix things and plunges into a psychedelic journey through Patienceâ€™s past and the events that shaped her into the woman he knew and loved.
Clowes received an Academy Award nominee in the Best Adapted Screenplay category for â€œGhost World,â€ based on his comic, which he adapted with director Terry Zwigoff. Heâ€™s also written the adaption of his graphic novel â€œWilson,â€ directed by Craig Johnson and starring Woody Harrelson and Laura Dern with a March release by Fox Searchlight Pictures.
â€œDanielâ€™s story is beautifully imagined,â€ said Jim Burke, president of production for Focus. â€œAs with all of his works, it is vivid and affecting. Patience will be a thrilling, funny, and moving exploration of emotions weâ€™ve all experienced.â€
Clowes also wrote the comics series â€œEightball,â€ the graphic novel â€œDavid Boringâ€ and the short story collection â€œCaricature.â€ In 2011, he received the PEN literary award for graphic literature.
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