DON’T WORRY, HE WON’T GET FAR ON FOOT Trailer
Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot tells the story of John Callahan (Joaquin Phoenix), a cartoonist, artist and musician who became a quadriplegic after a car accident at age 21.
Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot tells the story of John Callahan (Joaquin Phoenix). Callahan was a cartoonist, artist and musician who became a quadriplegic after a car accident at age 21. After his accident he started drawing cartoons which became his career moving forward. His cartoons were published in the Portland based newspaper Willamette Week for 27 years straight and they became known for their black humour. His cartoons often dealt with taboo subjects which led to the newspaper being boycotted a few times but despite all of this, Callahan never wavered.
One of the interesting things about Callahan’s cartoons was the way in which they dealt with disabilities. As previously mentioned, Callahan had a dark sense of humour which manifested itself in all of his cartoons which made anything funny, even disabilities. I highly recommend looking up the cartoon that spawned the name of this film and the book it’s based on or any of his cartoons featuring people with hooks for hands.
It’ll be interesting to see Joaquin Phoenix work with Gus van Sant, the man who directed what might be his older brother River Phoenix‘s finest performance in a film called My Own Private Idaho. It’s been a decade since Gus van Sant‘s last hit film Milk, let’s see whether this film will be his return to award season consideration.
Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot is directed by Gus van Sant and stars Joaquin Phoenix, Jonah Hill, Rooney Mara and Jack Black. It will be released in the U.S. on May 11th, 2018 with an as of yet unknown U.K. release date. For international release dates click here.
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