Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot

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Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot
DontWorryOfficialPoster.jpeg
Official Sundance Film Festival premiere poster
Directed by Gus Van Sant
Produced by
  • Charles-Marie Anthonioz
  • Mourad Belkeddar
  • Steve Golin
  • Nicholas Lhermitte
Screenplay by Gus Van Sant
Story by
Based on Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot
by John Callahan
Starring
Music by Danny Elfman
Cinematography Christopher Blauvelt
Edited by
  • Gus Van Sant
  • David Marks
Production
companies
Distributed by Amazon Studios
Release date
  • January 19, 2018 (2018-01-19) (Sundance)
  • July 13, 2018 (2018-07-13) (United States)
Running time
113 minutes[1]
Country United States
Language English

Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot is a 2018 American comedy-drama film based upon the memoir of the same name by John Callahan. Gus Van Sant wrote the screen adaptation and directed the film. The cast includes Joaquin Phoenix, Jonah Hill, Rooney Mara, and Jack Black.

The film had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 19, 2018, it is scheduled to be released on July 13, 2018, by Amazon Studios.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

On November 29, 2016, it was announced that actor Joaquin Phoenix was teaming with director Gus Van Sant for the biographical film of cartoonist John Callahan, based on Callahan's autobiography Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot.[2] Charles-Marie Anthonioz, Mourad Belkeddar, and Nicolas Lhermitte would produce the film for Iconoclast, and Steve Golin for Anonymous Content;[2] in December 2016, Rooney Mara and Jonah Hill joined the cast of the film.[3] In February 2017, Jack Black joined the cast of the film;[4] in March 2017, Mark Webber and Angelique Rivera joined the cast of the film.[5][6]

Filming[edit]

Principal photography began on March 6, 2017 and concluded on April 6, 2017.[7][8]

Release[edit]

Press conference at Berlinale 2018. Pictured, Van Sant and Joaquin Phoenix.

Amazon Studios will distribute the film.[9] It had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 19, 2018,[10][11] it also screened at the Berlin International Film Festival on February 20, 2018.[12] It was scheduled to be released on May 11, 2018,[13] then was pushed back to July 13, 2018.[14]

Critical reception[edit]

Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot received positive reviews from film critics. It holds a 74% approval rating on review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, based on 23 reviews, with a weighted average of 6.2/10.[15] On Metacritic, the film holds a rating of 70 out of 100, based on 11 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot". Sundance Film Festival. Retrieved December 13, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b Kroll, Justin (November 30, 2016). "Joaquin Phoenix, Gus Van Sant Eye Reunion for Biopic on Famed Cartoonist John Callahan (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved December 1, 2016. 
  3. ^ Kroll, Justin (December 16, 2016). "Jonah Hill, Rooney Mara in Talks to Join Joaquin Phoenix in Gus Van Sant Film (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved March 6, 2017. 
  4. ^ McNary, Dave (February 15, 2017). "Jack Black in Talks to Join Joaquin Phoenix in Gus Van Sant's John Callahan Biopic". Variety. Retrieved March 6, 2017. 
  5. ^ Kroll, Justin (March 2, 2017). "Mark Webber Joins Joaquin Phoenix in Gus Van Sant's John Callahan Biopic". Variety. Retrieved March 6, 2017. 
  6. ^ McKenzie, Asia (March 6, 2017). "SOTD alumna Angelique Rivera joins Joaquin Phoenix in Gus Van Sant's new biopic". UF College of the Arts. Retrieved March 14, 2017. 
  7. ^ "Don't Worry He Won't Get Far on Foot". My Entertainment World. Retrieved March 6, 2017. 
  8. ^ "And It's a Wrap 🎬 #gusvansant #cinema #iconoclast_us #iconoclast_team". Instagram.com. April 6, 2017. Retrieved April 9, 2017. 
  9. ^ Sneider, Jeff (March 30, 2017). "Amazon shows off its stellar taste, doubling down on gifted, singular actors like Joaquin Phoenix & Adam Driver..." Twitter.com. Retrieved March 30, 2017. 
  10. ^ "2018 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL: FEATURE FILMS ANNOUNCED". Sundance Film Festival. November 29, 2017. Retrieved November 29, 2017. 
  11. ^ "Sundance Program Schedule" (PDF). Sundance Film Festival. Retrieved December 14, 2017. 
  12. ^ "Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot". Berlin International Film Festival. Retrieved May 7, 2018. 
  13. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (December 14, 2017). "Amazon Sets 'Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far On Foot' For May Release". Deadline.com. Retrieved December 14, 2017. 
  14. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (February 9, 2018). "'Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far On Foot' Dashes To July". Deadline.com. Retrieved February 9, 2018. 
  15. ^ "Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved February 27, 2018. 
  16. ^ "Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot". Metacritic. Retrieved January 26, 2018. 

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