The 2016 time-traveling romance graphic novel PATIENCE by Daniel Clowes has been acquired by Focus Features for a big-screen adaptation. Clowes will adapt his own work for the film, which was originally published by Fantagraphics this past March.
The story follows Jack, whose wife Patience is murdered, sending Jack into a pit of despair and grief. Ten years after her death, he discovers a time-travel machine and goes back in time on a journey which teaches him about Patience and what made her the woman he loved.
Focus most recently was the studio for Tom Ford’s second directing outing Nocturnal Animals and the animated feature Kubo and the Two Strings.
This will be the second time Clowes will adapt his own work. In 2001 he received an Oscar nomination for adapting his comic Ghost World. His spec script Wilson is currently awaiting release and co-stars Woody Harrelson and Laura Dern. It was directed by Craig Johnston and will be released by Fox Searchlight.
Clowes’ other works include the comics series Eightball, the graphic novel David Boring, and the short story collection Caricature.
He’s repped by UTA.
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Anya Crittenton | Associate Editor