Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot.From acclaimed filmmaker Gus Van Sant (Good Will Hunting, Milk, Elephant) comes a witty and perceptive new film based on the remarkable true story of cartoonist John Callahan. DON’T WORRY HE WON’T GET FAR ON FOOT is released on 26 October in UK cinemas by MUBI.
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.
The film which had its world premiere at the Sundance film festival is based on a true story and is 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.