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Jonah Hill and Rooney Mara in talks to join Gus Van Sant's Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot

Get Him To The Greek

Story by Jack Foley

JONAH Hill and Rooney Mara are in talks to join Gus Van Sant’s Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot.

The long-in-development biopic is based on the life of quadriplegic cartoonist John Callahan and will be adapted from Callahan’s autobiography of the same name. Joaquin Phoenix is already on board.

Callahan became paralyzed following a car accident at age 21, and turned to drawing as a form of therapy. However, the artist’s work raised eyebrows for its depiction of taboo topics, leading to numerous boycotts in his hometown of Portland.

His art was published in the New Yorker, Penthouse and Playboy before his death in 2010.

Hollywood has been attempting to adapt the book since it was first published in 1989, with the late Robin Williams at one time circling the project.

Hill’s casting, if successful, would mark yet another step away from comedy for the 21 Jump Street and Superbad luminary. He has only recently picked up a Golden Globe nomination for his performance in this year’s arms dealing dramedy War Dogs.

Hill will next star in the upcoming pic The Ballad of Richard Jewell with Leonardo DiCaprio, as well as Cary Joji Fukunaga’s TV series Maniac with Emma Stone.

Mara will shortly be seen starring alongside Dev Patel in the awards-tipped Lion and has just completed filming Mary Magdalene. She will next be seen in the pop star drama Vox Lux.

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