Our latest film, Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot, written and directed by Gus Van and produced in partnership with ICONOCLAST, won rave reviews after its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on Friday, January 19.
Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot tells the true story of Portland cartoonist John Callahan—a man with a lust for life, a knack for off-color jokes, and a drinking problem. When an all-night bender ends in a catastrophic car accident, John wakes up to the reality of being confined to a wheelchair for the rest of his life. In his journey back from rock bottom, his honesty and wicked sense of humor turn out to be his saving grace, as he makes friends with an oddball AA group, finds that love is not beyond his reach, and develops a talent for drawing irreverent and sometimes shocking cartoons.
Featuring a shape-shifting lead performance by Joaquin Phoenix and outstanding support by Jonah Hill, Rooney Mara, and Jack Black, Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot finds beauty and comedy in the absurdity of human experience.
Variety praised, “Phoenix shines as quadriplegic cartoonist John Callahan in this uplifting biopic about an alcoholic’s bounce back from rock bottom.” And The Hollywood Reporter declared, “Not since American Splendor… has the complicated headspace of a cartoonist been entered with such infectious fondness.”
Watch the trailer below.