This week the 2018 Sundance Film Festival will kick-off and today Amazon Studios has unveiled the first trailer for one of the upcoming movies. Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot marks the long-awaited directorial return for Gus Van Sant.
Starring Joaquin Phoenix starring as John Callahan a slacker come, cartoonist/musician, who turns his life around after a car accident that paralysed him. The movie looks the perfect platform to showcase Phoenix dramatic and comedic chops. The actor is going through a similar path to his co-star Jonah Hill, highlight he’s comfortable in both genres. Van Sant doesn’t look like he’ll hide from dipping his toes into dark humour which reflected Callahan’s cartoon style.
Hard to believe it’s a decade since Milk, Gus Van Sant‘s last decent film, so he is due a good turn. Hopefully, that wait is over with this one…
After Portland slacker John Callahan (Joaquin Phoenix) nearly loses his life in a car accident, the last thing he intends to do is give up drinking. But when he reluctantly enters treatment – with encouragement from his girlfriend (Rooney Mara) and a charismatic sponsor (Jonah Hill) – Callahan discovers a gift for drawing edgy, irreverent newspaper cartoons that develop a national following and grant him a new lease on life. Based on a true story, this poignant, insightful and often funny drama about the healing power of art is adapted from Callahan’s autobiography and directed by two-time Oscar® nominee Gus Van Sant.
Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot doesn’t have the confirmed UK and Irish release, but for the U.S it’s 11th May. If you’re able to attend this year’s Sundance Film Festival, the movie will make its world premiere on 19th January.
The movie also stars Rooney Mara, Jack Black, Carrie Brownstein, Beth Ditto and Kim Gordon.