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Academy Award nominee Joaquin Phoenix has already earned some of the best reviews of his career for his Cannes Best Actor-winning performance in Lynne Ramsay’s You Were Never Really Here from Amazon Studios and he returns this summer with another lauded performance, also for Amazon Studios, this time for Academy Award-nominated director Gus van Sant in Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot.
John Callahan (Phoenix) has a lust for life, a talent for off-color jokes, and a drinking problem. When an all-night bender ends in a catastrophic 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 an international 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 of art is adapted from Callahan’s autobiography and directed by two-time Oscar® nominee Gus Van Sant. Jack Black, Carrie Brownstein, Beth Ditto and Kim Gordon also star.
Amazon Studios will release Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot in theaters July 13, 2018. Here is the trailer and poster.