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Woody Harrelson stars as Wilson, a lonely, neurotic, and hilariously honest middle-aged, misanthropic dog lover who reunites with his estranged wife (Laura Dern) and gets a shot at happiness when he learns he has a teenage daughter he’s never met. In his uniquely outrageous and slightly twisted way, Wilson sets out to connect with her in what could be his last chance at having a family.

In Skeleton Twins, which won the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, director Craig Johnson displayed a knack for finding humor and warmth in the darkest of places, which is why he was the perfect choice to bring to life this Daniel Clowes graphic novel of the same name. The writer of the Ghost World and Art School Confidential graphic novels, Clowes is a master of making the unlikable lovable. His Wilson is a bit of jerk, but a jerk who refreshes our empathy for people—in all of their imperfections.

YEAR 2016

SECTION Premieres


RUN TIME 94 min

COMPANY Fox Searchlight Pictures

WEBSITE http://wilsonmovie.com

EMAIL krishel.coultrup@fox.com


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Craig Johnson

Wilson is Craig Johnson’s third feature. Previously, he directed and co-wrote The Skeleton Twins, released in 2014 by Roadside Attractions/Lionsgate. The film premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award. Johnson’s first feature, True Adolescents, premiered at the 2009 SXSW Film Festival. His television directing credits include an episode of HBO’s Looking and the pilot for the upcoming Showtime series Mating. Craig resides in Los Angeles.