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Mark Webber Joins Joaquin Phoenix in Gus Van Sant’s John Callahan Biopic

2 March 2017 11:35 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Green Room” actor Mark Webber has joined the cast of Gus Van Sant’s “Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot,” a biopic about quadriplegic cartoonist John Callahan.

Joaquin Phoenix is set to play the film’s lead role.  Jonah Hill, Rooney Mara and Jack Black are also on board to star.

Iconoclast and Anonymous Content are producing the film, which is based on Callahan’s autobiography of the same name. The title is taken from one of Callahan’s cartoons, which often touched on taboo topics.

Webber will play Mike, a fellow Vietnam veteran and friend of Phoenix’s character who he meets during his AA meetings.

Callahan became paralyzed following a car accident at the age of 21. He turned to art as a form of therapy, drawing by clutching a pen between his two hands. He died in 2010 at the age of 59.

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Jack Black in Talks to Join Joaquin Phoenix in Gus Van Sant’s John Callahan Biopic

15 February 2017 4:26 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Jack Black is in negotiations to co-star with Joaquin Phoenix in Gus Van Sant’s “Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot,” the biopic on quadriplegic cartoonist John Callahan.

Iconoclast and Anonymous Content are producing the film, which is based on Callahan’s autobiography of the same name. The title is taken from one of Callahan’s cartoons, which often touched on taboo topics.

Callahan became paralyzed following a car accident at the age of 21. He turned to art as a form of therapy, drawing by clutching a pen between his two hands. He died in 2010 at the age of 59.

Charles-Marie Anthonioz, Mourad Belkeddar, and Nicolas Lhermitte will produce the movie for Iconoclast, while Steve Golin produces for Anonymous Content.

Jonah Hill and Rooney Mara are also in talks to join “Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot.” Phoenix will portray Callahan.

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Matthew McConaughey to star in Harmony Korine film 'The Beach Bum'

7 February 2017 3:30 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Project will begin filming in July.

Oscar-winner Matthew McConaughey will star in Harmony Korine’s new project The Beach Bum.

Korine (Spring Breakers) is directing and writing the film, with Rocket Science handling international sales at the Efm in Berlin.

McConaughey will play Moondog, a rebellious and loveable rogue. Korine said: “The Beach Bum will be a wild, audacious ride! And I can’t think of anyone better than Matthew McConaughey to play our hero Moondog, a rebellious charmer in this fast-paced, uplifting and irreverent comedy.”

LeGrisbi Productions’ John Lesher, Anonymous Content’s Steve Golin, and Iconoclast’s Charles-Marie Anthonioz, Mourad Belkeddar, and Nicolas Lhermitte will produce.

Creative Artists Agency (CAA) arranged financing for the film and are handling North American distribution rights.

The Beach Bum will begin filming in July.

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Matthew McConaughey Boards ‘The Beach Bum’ From ‘Spring Breakers’ Helmer Harmony Korine — Berlin

7 February 2017 2:44 AM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Matthew McConaughey looks set to heat up the European Film Market next week. The actor is starring in The Beach Bum, which Spring Breakers' Harmony Korine will write and direct. Le Grisbi Productions' John Lesher, Anonymous Content's Steve Golin and Iconoclast's Charles-Marie Anthonioz, Mourad Belkeddar and Nicolas Lhermitte will produce. »

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Matthew McConaughey to Star in Harmony Korine’s ‘The Beach Bum’

7 February 2017 2:25 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Matthew McConaughey, who won an Oscar for “Dallas Buyers Club,” will star in comedy “The Beach Bum,” which Harmony Korine (“Spring Breakers”) will write and direct. Rocket Science will handle international sales commencing at the European Film Market in Berlin.

LeGrisbi Productions’ John Lesher, Anonymous Content’s Steve Golin, and Iconoclast’s Charles-Marie Anthonioz, Mourad Belkeddar and Nicolas Lhermitte will produce, with principal photography scheduled to begin in July.

Creative Artists Agency arranged financing for the film and will represent its North American distribution rights.

“’The Beach Bum’ follows the hilarious misadventures of Moondog, a rebellious and loveable rogue who lives life large,” according to a statement.

Korine said: “’The Beach Bum’ will be a wild, audacious ride! And I can’t think of anyone better than Matthew McConaughey to play our hero Moondog, a rebellious charmer in this fast-paced, uplifting and irreverent comedy.”

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