“Wildlife” marks the directorial debut of actor Paul Dano, best known for his roles in “Little Miss Sunshine”, “Prisoners” and “Love & Mercy”. He also co-wrote this screenplay with longtime partner Zoe Kazan (“Ruby Sparks”) – based on the 1990 novel by Richard Ford.
Paul Dano delivers strong directorial debut with 'Wildlife' (TIFF review)
Paul Dano's directorial debut isn't as wild as the title suggests, but it's pretty impressive nonetheless. — The story takes us to 1960s Montana, where the 14-year-old Joe has moved with his parents so his father (Jake Gyllenhaal) could find a job. Nothing much is going on in this quiet suburb, until his father loses his job yet again.
Paul Dano's Directorial Debut to Star Jake Gyllenhaal and Carey Mulligan
Paul Dano's directorial debut will star Jake Gyllenhaal and Carey Mulligan. The period drama, titled Wildlife, is based on Robert Ford's 1990 novel. — Production will commence in November for June Pictures and Nine Stories. It's been co-written by Dano and Zoe Kazan, and follows a teenage boy who witnesses his parents' marriage fall apart.
Paul Dano Sets Directorial Debut with Feature Drama 'Wildlife'
Paul Dano is set to take the helm for the first time with the indie coming-of-age drama Wildlife, from a script co-written by he and Zoe Kazan. — Based on the 1990 novel by Richard Ford, the narrator of the book is a teenager who watches his parents' marriage start to fall apart after the family moves to Montana. The book opens with a pretty poignant line in which the protagonist tells us his wife fell in love with another man.