Amazon Studios has released the first trailer for the highly anticipated Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot starring Joaquin Phoenix and written and directed by Gus Van Sant. The film is set to premiere later this month at the Sundance Film Festival.
The film is based on the memoir of the same name by cartoonist, artist, and musician John Callahan. Phoenix plays Callahan, who becomes a quadriplegic in a car accident at the age of 21 after a day of drinking. But when he reluctantly enters treatment – with encouragement from his girlfriend (played by Rooney Mara) and a charismatic sponsor (played by 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.
Check out the teaser trailer for Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot below:
Directed by two-time Oscar nominee Gus Van Sant (Good Will Hunting, Milk) from a screenplay by Van Sant, Callahan, Jack Gibson and William Andrew Eatman, Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot looks to be poignant, insightful and often funny drama explores the healing power of art.
This is Van Sant’s first film since the incredibly panned The Sea Of Trees, and the director has been having trouble finding his footing since 2008’s Milk (apart from a few smaller gems here and there). Even though it’s still too early to tell if this is exactly the kind of Sundance film that goes to pick up Awards buzz a la Call Me By Your Name and Get Out.
Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot also stars Carrie Brownstein, Beth Ditto, and Kim Gordon and is set to open in theaters on May 11, 2018