Amazon Sets 'Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far On Foot' For May Release
EXCLUSIVE: Amazon Studios will release Gus Van Sant’s biopic drama Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot on May 11.
Pic, which is based on the memoir by John Callahan. He became paralyzed after a car accident at age 21, and turned to drawing as a form of therapy. Joaquin Phoenix plays Callahan. It’s one of two Amazon movies the three-time Oscar nominee has next year in addition to the April crime noir You Were Never Really Here. It’s also Phoenix’s second next spring with Rooney Mara; their Mary Magdalene Biblical pic scheduled to open on March 30. Jonah Hill and Jack Black also star in Don’t Worry.
Van Sant adapted and has screenplay credit, and separately story credits with Jack Gibson & William Andrew Eatman. Charles-Marie Anthonioz, Mourad Belkeddar, Steve Golin, Nicolas Lhermitte are producing.
May 11 is Mother’s Day weekend. The only other wide releases on that day is from Warner Bros./New Line Melissa McCarthy comedy Life of the Party and Annapurna’s Richard Linklater dramedy Where’d You Go, Bernadette starring Cate Blanchett, Kristen Wiig and Judy Greer.
Sundance Film Review: ‘Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot’ Joaquin Phoenix shines as quadriplegic cartoonist John Callahan in this uplifting biopic about an alcoholic's bounce back from rock bottom.