Focus Features announced Daniel Clowes’ graphic novel Patience is being adapted into a feature film, with Clowes handling the screenwriting duties. Clowes earned an Oscar nomination for adapting his comic Ghost World which was directed by Terry Zwigoff and starred Scarlett Johansson and Thora Birch. There’s no word yet on who will direct Patience or when we can expect to see the film in theaters.
“Daniel’s story is beautifully imagined. As with all of his works, it is vivid and affecting. Patience will be a thrilling, funny, and moving exploration of emotions we’ve all experienced,” stated Focus’ President of Production Jim Burke.
Clowes’ Patience was a fixture on the New York Times bestseller list for 19 weeks. Clowes, winner of the PEN Literary Award for Graphic Literature in 2011, is also the author of Eightball, David Boring, and Caricature.
The Patience Plot: The story explores the lengths to which one man will go, and the sacrifices he will make, for the love of his life. When his wife Patience is murdered, Jack falls into a deep pit of anger, grief, and guilt. Ten years later, he learns of a time machine that might allow him to fix things. From there, he plunges into a psychedelic journey through Patience’s past and the events that shaped her into the woman he knew and loved.