And here are more stats:He has just finished writing and producing Art School Confidential, a semi-autobiographical tale made with director Terry Zwigoff, who directed and co-wrote Ghost World with Clowes (the two received Oscar nominations for their script). Art School Confidential, which Clowes bafflingly describes as "a combination of Animal House and Vertigo, whatever that means", is due out next year. A boy-goes-to-art school, boy-falls-in-love-with-nude-model story, it boasts some heavyweight casting, including John Malkovich, Angelica Houston and Jim Broadbent.
Release Date: September 30, 2005 (limited)
Studio: Sony Pictures Classics
Director: Terry Zwigoff
Screenwriter: Dan Clowes, Terry Zwigoff
Starring: John Malkovich, Max Minghella, Jim Broadbent, Ezra Buzzington, Jesse Flanagan, Anjelica Huston, Joel Moore, Sophia Myles, Ethan Suplee
MPAA Rating: R (for language including sexual references, nudity and a scene of violence)
Plot Summary: Based on a comic story in Dan Clowes' "Eightball," "Art School Confidential" follows Jerome (Minghella), an art student who dreams of becoming the greatest artist in the world. Arriving as a freshman at a prestigious East Coast art school filled with every artsy "type" there is, Jerome quickly discovers his affected style and arrogance won't get him very far. When he sees that a clueless jock is attracting the glory rightfully due him, he hatches an all-or-nothing plan to hit it big in the art world and win the heart of the most beautiful girl in the school.