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‘Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot’: Why Gus Van Sant Cast Joaquin Phoenix in a Disabled Role — Watch

‘Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot’: Why Gus Van Sant Cast Joaquin Phoenix in a Disabled Role — Watch
Joaquin Phoenix’s casting in “Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot” has proven controversial, given who he’s playing in Gus Van Sant’s film: John Callahan, a quadriplegic cartoonist, musician, and artist. Van Sant addressed the controversy from the IndieWire Studio at the Sundance Film Festival, saying that Callahan himself “wanted the most famous person in the world to play him” and wouldn’t have been bothered by an actor without his own disability taking on the role. Watch below.

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“This often comes up with all kinds of lead roles — who are the people playing the lead roles, do they have anything in common with the role itself?” Van Sant said. “I definitely would have used a particular person that was quadriplegic if they were the right actor,
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Men in Black Spin-Off Gets New Summer 2019 Release Date

Sony Pictures is still moving forward with its Men in Black spin-off, but now fans should expect it a month later than originally planned. Sony has pushed up the Mib spin-off from its original May 17, 2019 release date, to June 14, 2019. If it would have stayed put on May 17, the movie would have gone up against John Wick Chapter 3, but now that Lionsgate action sequel has the date all to itself, although that will surely change over the next year and a half. As of now, the movie will face Warner Bros. Shaft sequel.

There was no rationale given for the release date shift, especially since John Wick Chapter 3 had been set on that date a full two weeks before Sony decided to put Men in Black 4 on that date. It's entirely possible that the studio was really trying to get out of the way of Marvel's Avengers 4, which brings Marvel's
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Watch: Joaquin Phoenix Leads Poignant ‘Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot’

Amazon Studios’ latest film outing, “Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot,” has released a first trailer. Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Jonah Hill, Rooney Mara, and Jack Black, the dark comedy about a wheelchair-bound artist will be released in select theaters May 11. Gus Van Sant directs. Check out the new trailer here: To book your own gig, check out Backstage's film audition listings!
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Joaquin Phoenix’s ‘Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot’ Casting Slammed as Offensive by Ruderman Disability Foundation

Joaquin Phoenix’s ‘Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot’ Casting Slammed as Offensive by Ruderman Disability Foundation
Joaquin Phoenix’s latest role in Gus Van Sant’s “Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot” finds him stepping into the real-life shoes of paraplegic cartoonist John Callahan, but not everyone is happy the director cast an able-bodied actor to play a disabled character. The Ruderman Family Foundation, a national leader in disability inclusion, has criticized the movie for the casting decision, saying it is “offensive to the disability community” and “overlooks the opportunity to cast actors with disabilities to play characters with disabilities.”

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“It was a mistake for director Gus Van Sant to cast Joaquin Phoenix in his upcoming biopic about disabled cartoonist John Callahan,” Jay Ruderman, President of the Ruderman Family Foundation, said in an official statement. “The time has come
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Paul Dano’s “Wildlife”: Films to anticipate at the Sundance Film Festival

Starting tomorrow, Park City over in the state of Utah transforms. It goes from being a quiet ski resort town to the epicenter of the independent film world. Of course, we all know why. Yes, the Sundance Film Festival will be getting underway, and that’s exciting for all sorts of cinephiles. We’ll be on the lookout for which titles could turn out to be Academy Award players, following in the recent footsteps of The Big Sick, Call Me By Your Name, Manchester by the Sea, and Mudbound, but that’ll reveal itself in time. For the moment, before any fo the movies have played, there’s plenty to be excited about. Below you’ll see 12 flicks that personally have my interest. With any luck, they’ll all turn out to be Oscar players… Here now are a dozen movies to look forward to at the Sundance Film Festival:
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6 Roles Elisabeth Moss Made Her Own Before Playing Offred in The Handmaid's Tale

Image Source: Hulu If you're not already obsessed with Hulu's adaptation of The Handmaid's Tale, stop reading this, go park yourself in front of a TV immediately, and binge the entire first season. Done? Ok, back to this. Part of what makes the horrifyingly realistic drama - which is based on Margaret Atwood's 1985 dystopian feminist novel of the same name - so addicting is Elisabeth Moss's captivating, heartbreaking performance as the main character. Offred is a woman who's been stripped of her identity and forced into sexual slavery by the far-right-wing religious fanatics who overthrew the Us government, but she's far from the first complicated, complex female character Moss has taken on. Moss had women everywhere cheering for years while playing Margaret "Peggy" Olson on Mad Men between 2007 and 2015. Peggy works her way up the ladder in the male-dominated world of advertising, going from Don Draper's mousy
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Rushes. Republic Rediscovered, Argento on "Suspiria", Tribute to Straub

Get in touch to send in cinephile news and discoveries. For daily updates follow us @NotebookMUBI.Recommended VIEWINGWe found Kiyoshi Kurosawa's semi-serious, semi-tongue-in-cheek sci-fi film Before We Vanish one of the best premieres of last year. The trailer for the American release plays it straight, but captures the wry verve of the film. Highly recommended.We adore the output of Poverty Row studio Republic (Driftwood, The Inside Story, I've Always Loved You), but rarely have had the chance to see the movies on celluloid and looking good. So we'll be front row, center for the Museum of Modern Art's "Republic Rediscovered" series, curated by Martin Scorsese. But just as good as any of those 1940s classics is the trailer for the retrospective, cut by filmmaker Gina Telaroli.The first look at Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot, Gus Van Sant's new film, set to premiere at Sundance.
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Joaquin Phoenix leads an all-star cast in trailer for Gus Van Sant’s Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot

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Amazon Studio has released a new trailer for there based on a true story, Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot starring Joaquin Phoenix leading an all-star cast.

Based on a true story, this poignant, insightful and often funny drama about the healing power of art is adapted from John Callahan’s autobiography and directed by two-time Oscar® nominee Gus Van Sant.

The film stars Joaquin Phoenix, Jonah Hill, Rooney MaraJack Black, Carrie Brownstein, Beth Ditto and Kim Gordon.

The film is set for a limited Us theatrical release on May 11th

Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot Official Synopsis

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
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First trailer for Gus Van Sant’s Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot starring Joaquin Phoenix

Ahead of its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival this Friday, Amazon Studios has revealed the first poster and trailer for the upcoming biographical drama Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot. Directed by Gus Van Sant, the film is based on the memoirs of the same name by cartoonist John Callahan and sees Joaquin Phoenix in the lead role alongside Jonah Hill, Rooney Mara, and Jack Black; check out the trailer here…

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,
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‘Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot’ Teaser: Wheels Up On Gus Van Sant’s John Callahan Movie

Amazon today released the first look at Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot, a biopic of sorts from Gus Van Sant that stars Joaquin Phoenix, Jonah Hill, Rooney Mara and Jack Black. The streaming service already has set a May 11 release in select theaters. Phoenix plays John Callahan, a Portland slacker and drunk who almost dies in a car accident at age 21, becoming a quadriplegic. After he reluctantly enters AA, and with encouragement from his girlfriend (Mara) and a…
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Joaquin Phoenix And Jonah Hill Star In First Trailer For Don’T Worry, He Won’T Get Far On Foot

Directed by Gus Van Sant, with a story by John Callahan and Gus Van Sant, watch the first trailer starring Joaquin Phoenix, Jonah Hill, Rooney Mara and Jack Black.

Amazon Studios will release Don’T Worry, He Won’T Get Far On Foot in theaters May 11, 2018.

Don’T Worry, He Won’T Get Far On Foot will have its World Premiere at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.

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
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Joaquin Phoenix Plays Controversial Cartoonist In First Look At ‘Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot’

In the first trailer of “Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot”, Joaquin Phoenix plays controversial cartoonist John Callahan. Co-starring Jonah Hill, Rooney Mara and Jack Black, the film, based on Callahan’s biography of the same name, follows his journey as a quadriplegic finding his passion as an artist. Related: Joaquin Phoenix Is Jesus
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Joaquin Phoenix Plays a Paralyzed Cartoonist in Trailer For Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far On Foot

The first trailer has been released for director Gus Van Sant's (Good Will Hunting, Finding Forrester, Milk) new film Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far On Foot. The movie is based on a true story and it stars Joaquin Phoenix as John Callahan, a slacker alcoholic from Portland whose life is turned upside down when he is paralyzed in a car accident. This difficult journey leads him on a path to becoming a cartoonist.

The movie has a great supporting cast that also includes Jonah Hill, Rooney Mara, and Jack Black. The movie will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival this week, and I plan on catching a screening of this film while I'm there. It looks like Pheonix is going to give another great performance! Here's the synopsis:

After Portland slacker John Callahan (Joaquin Phoenix) nearly loses his life in a car accident, the last thing he intends
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Amazon's Don't Worry Trailer Teams Joaquin Phoenix, Jonah Hill and Jack Black

Amazon Studios has released the first trailer and poster for Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot, which is slated for theatrical release on May 11, 2018. For those who will be in Park City, Utah for the Sundance Film Festival later this week, this film will have its world premiere screening on Friday, January 19, before heading overseas to the Berlin International Film Festival next month. While we still have a few months until this true story adaptation hits theaters, this could certainly make a big splash at Sundance in just a few short days.

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
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Sundance Parties 2018: Highlights of the Starry Scene Invading Park City

Sundance Parties 2018: Highlights of the Starry Scene Invading Park City
Bundle up for Hollywood’s winter ski trip. A stack of Sundance regulars (Carey Mulligan, Ethan Hawke, Common, Elle Fanning, Jack Black, Armie Hammer) and some more infrequent festival talent (Keira Knightley, Usher, Jonah Hill) will soon be invading Park City, Utah, as the festival begins on Thursday, January 18. We will be right there with them. For Sundance 2018, The Wrap is riding shotgun with Acura. The auto company is the presenting sponsor of the 2018 festival and will present both the U.S. Dramatic and Documentary audience awards. In addition to hosting TheWrap’s interview suite and photo studio, the wheels of the...
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Joaquin Phoenix Transforms Into the Late John Callahan in Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far On Foot

Is it just us or is Joaquin Phoenix in everything lately? In the first look at Amazon Studios's Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far On Foot, the actor portrays late cartoonist John Callahan, who became a quadriplegic at the age of 21 as the result of a car accident. Not only does the sneak peek, which is brilliantly set to John Lennon's "Isolation," feature appearances from Jonah Hill, Jack Black, and Phoenix's offscreen girlfriend, Rooney Mara, but it also marks Phoenix's first movie with director Gus Van Sant in almost 23 years. The two previously worked together in 1995's To Die For, which was one of Phoenix's first breakout roles. See the teaser above before the film's release on May 11.
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First Trailer for Gus Van Sant's 'Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot'

"This doesn't just go away... You have to fight with it, or you die." Amazon Studios has debuted the very first teaser trailer for Gus Van Sant's latest film, titled Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot, which is premiering at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival starting this week. The film shows on Friday night, and we'll be there at the world premiere. Based on John Callahan's memoir, the story follows a Portland slacker who nearly loses his life in a car accident, and lives in wheelchair after. He tries to give up alcohol and figure out how to live a better life, discovering a love for drawing "edgy, irreverent" newspaper cartoons. Joaquin Phoenix stars as John Callahan, and the cast includes Rooney Mara, Jonah Hill, Beth Ditto, Olivia Hamilton, Udo Kier, Kim Gordon, and Carrie Brownstein. I'm very impressed, this is a stellar teaser, with some excellent
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‘Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot’ Trailer: Joaquin Phoenix Battles The Bottle

We’re just two days away from the launch of the Sundance Film Festival, and with each passing year it’s becoming an increasingly important venue for Oscar movies. The last two years alone have seen “Call Me By Your Name” and “Manchester By The Sea” emerge as major players, and this year that title could belong to Gus Van Sant‘s “Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot.”

Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Jonah Hill, Rooney Mara, Jack Black, Carrie Brownstein, Beth Ditto and Kim Gordon, the film tells the true story of John Callahan, who was paralyzed at the age of 21, and turned to cartooning, eventually winning acclaim (and some controversy) for his work that appeared in the New Yorker, Playboy, and Penthouse.

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‘Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot’ First Trailer: Joaquin Phoenix and Gus Van Sant Reunite After 23 Years

‘Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot’ First Trailer: Joaquin Phoenix and Gus Van Sant Reunite After 23 Years
Gus Van Sant and Joaquin Phoenix are back together for the first time in 23 years in “Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot.” The movie is based on the memoir of the same name by cartoonist John Callahan and co-stars Jonah Hill, Rooney Mara, and Jack Black. Phoenix and the director last worked together in 1995 on “To Die For,” which provided the actor with one of his earliest breakout roles.

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“Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot” follows Callahan after a car accident laves him paralyzed at age 21. He goes on to use drawing as a form of therapy, creating taboo cartoon strips that lead to controversy in his hometown of Portland, Oregon. In real life, Callahan’s work was featured in The New Yorker,
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Our Most-Anticipated Films at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival

Comprising a considerable amount of our top 50 films of last year, Sundance Film Festival has proven to yield the first genuine look at what the year in cinema will bring. Now in its 40th iteration, we’ll be heading back to Park City this week, but before we do, it’s time to highlight the films we’re most looking forward to, including documentaries and narrative features from all around the world.

While much of the joy found in the festival comes from surprises throughout the event, below one will find our 16 most-anticipated titles. Check out everything below and for updates straight from the festival, make sure to follow us on Twitter (@TheFilmStage, @jpraup, @djmecca and @DanSchindel), and stay tuned to all of our coverage here. One can also see a trailer round-up of Sundance 2018 premieres here.

16. Puzzle (Marc Turtletaub)

Catching our eye due to the peculiarity of the logline,
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