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Sideways director to adapt Wilson graphic novel?

Wilson

Sideways director Alexander Payne is set to tackle miserable midlifers once more with an adaptation of graphic novel Wilson .

Inked by Daniel Clowes, the man whose other novel Ghost World was brought to cinemas with Terry Zwigoff's 2001 movie, Wilson sounds just up Payne’s street.

It follows the titular character, a lonely, unemployed passive-aggressive who tries to make everybody around him as miserable as he is.

Payne has made a living out crafting movies about isolated characters who are somehow slightly more eccentric than those around them – from 1999’s Election to Jack Nicholson’s brilliant About Schmidt .

This should be a similarly absorbing continuation of those themes for the director. But who should he cast in the title role? We bet he's on the blower to Giamatti already.

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