Phoenix Loses The Beard, Hill Picks It Up - But Don't Worry
Gus Van Sant’s newbie is the splendidly titled Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot, telling the tale of paralysed cartoonist John Callahan. A beard-free Joaquin Phoenix plays Callahan, supported – in every sense – by Jonah Hill, who here assumes the mantle of the facial fur. Rooney Mara and Jack Black are on hand as well, and this splendid first trailer is scored to John Lennon’s suitably self lacerating Isolation. Colour us impressed all round.
Don't Worry, He Wont Get Far On Foot plays at Sundance next week and opens elsewhere May 17
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