Gus Van Sant on why he didn’t cast a quadriplegic lead in Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot

Based on the memoir of the same name, Gus Van Sant’s new biographical film Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot tells the story of cartoonist John Callahan, played by Joaquin Phoenix, who became a quadriplegic after being in an auto accident when he was 21. Earlier this year, disability advocacy group Ruderman Family…

Rooney Mara and Jonah Hill join Gus Van Sant’s quadriplegic cartoonist movie

Variety reports that Rooney Mara and Jonah Hill have signed on for Gus Van Sant’s Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot, based on the autobiography of subversive quadriplegic cartoonist John Callahan. Mara and Hill join a cast that includes Van Sant’s old collaborator Joaquin Phoenix, to tell the life story of…